million, billion, trillion

Are you trying your best
to not fall apart
to keep it together
to stop your heart
from shattering into
a million pieces
a billion shards
a trillion fragments;

Are you trying your best
to stop the threads
unravelling
wearing to frayed
stopping the rot
from turning to rust
forming a crust
seeping with pus;

Are you trying your best
to reclaim, reset
salvage what’s left
come up for air
begging for mercy
screaming inside
.. bleeding outside
.. scouring signs.

© Emma Calder

4 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s