"listen carefully to the sound
of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat drives
In the stillness of remembering
what you had."
I paint my nails deep red
and it makes the movement of my hands
something I can appreciate
so even if I hate the face I see in the mirror
I can still pull apart the parts of the body
and figure out the ones I like.
the migraines aren't few and far between yet
but the meds work
and regardless, the cat makes me laugh
and I can have dark and quiet occasionally
which allows me to heal these strange internal wounds