Southern Comfort

unexpectedly at times
it feels as if there are barbs
embedded in my ribs
making each breath taken
that much more painful
as lungs expand

the iron can be tasted,
rising to burn the back of my throat & Iím
found frantically searching
for milky carbonates

do physical appearances change as well,
when one is an emotional masochist?

I stare at silver and copper films
searching for communicative evidence; Iíve come up empty
although each move
in a forward direction
can cause such aches
throughout all intertwined fibers
of my being

lepidopterans simultaneously
occupy my chest cavity
as double headed bugs crawl upon capillaries
when hearing you speak or when
saliva meshes with mine

ultimately comfort comes
from the south; 100% proof
there are bonds left unbreakable

salt is licked
from partially numb & tingling lips
pondering the what ifís & in as much
as I can think of life this far,
had it been experienced without you,
it would never be up for trade


regardless of all the seemingly
one sided pain
Written by Taryn
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