Sunday, October 2, 2016

cracks in the rock

just as water turns to ice
and back again, the relentlessness
a fissure forms in solid rock
just as one tooth grinds against the other
the smallest crack opens up
a cavity, tiny opening where
it festers
this hurt in my heart
that no dentist can fix
no steady snow fall will fill
it aches
a bit more with every chafe
and innocent comment
not meant to force open the
tiny cracks, not meant to chill
my bones like cold air on a broken tooth.
no one knows but you
but how long can it stay this

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