This dull ache…

a small question swallows stones/chokes/sets fires/there are no threats, only every single one of them/regardless of their weight/ I carry/why stay?/if hurt follows/if the place we inhabit/is full of them/brimming/if I’m one of them/but plagued/by emptiness/and the lack/of everything that feeds/how will we move forward?/how will I scream?/how many times will I die?/will I come back as the thing you crave?/will I wilt in this pain?/find your fruit/indulge/eat in handfuls/then moderation/don’t share/take cover/indulge/show mercy/pine/celebrate/carry our years on your brow/

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