She wanted to tell you 

Words dripping with salt

Sometimes they burn

Sometimes they preserve

Scabs on her knees healed over

And over


Until they were calloused

And did not feel

As she dropped to the ground

Lifeless arms

Quiet eyes

Burning thoughts

Floating away

Her arms felt like weights

Her face narrowed like crosshairs

Focused on the lack of response 

You threw out over the water

That was no longer calm

As it swallowed her sinking ship

She’ll talk to you in your dreams

When you remember how you meant to feel 


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