it says be courageous by Logan Roberts (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

i would suffocate if it wasn’t for
this chunk of skin i am digesting,
torn from my finger tip,
sinking into me, sinking
further into an empty glance,
the window—

snowing & the internet is fucked.

the song that wakes me every morning
plays like a dream, phone to ear

& i don’t hear anything, but the snow
falling heavier than before.

fingers to bridge of nose,
i wonder how everything would be
if it all shattered open

& everything ugly spilled out.

what if nothing came forth &
all things claimed beauty,

like snow disturbed by a
single drop of red.

 

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