The curve of the spine,
Razor sharp under skin,
Protruding from the back of her neck,
Rainbow arched,
Parallel and agonised,
The truth,
Spinal cord,
Vertebrae and cartilage,
Exhale the toxins,
Extend, a gaping skeletal form,
Gaunt and frail,

A creature of habit,
Leaning into the dark,
Three packs a day,
Ash and smoke,
Clouded onto the roof,
Holes and mould, to rot the décor,
Swear jar, bursting with silver coins,
Insomnia to wake,
Skin and flesh to support,
A casket of usual things,
Heart and erratic mind,
Nerve and fibre to brace the frame.

22 thoughts on “Spine

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