Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Swim

A calcified valve

is what years without tears

will make


I look down at my own toes

and notice that they are

slowly turning to stone


I know that sand 

running through your veins

will wear away all the rough edges


We share jokes

that can only be heard 

in the dark


The same dark 

makes the living feel frozen

and I am just a snowflake 


Walk this life

between vapor and ice

swim for as long as you can