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(bodies)

this body bends and breaks around
the bones that struggle to hold a
frame
steady and in place.
the taut skin pulled tight around
sharp discomforts
serrating the insides.
sculpt a smile,
hold your breath for just a while.
place your voice down on the floor,
place it between your feet.
close your eyes so you can’t see
them wearing your skin down thin.
body breaks through
bones that hold a misshapen frame
forever steady and in place.