The first thing they teach is how to cut yourself with numbers.
Bleed into the clouds.
- Lose your footing in the blue. Let the water reach your legs. Then your arms. Just go ahead and drown!
2. Trade your own organs on the black market. You could use some cash. What’s your price?
4. Have your red blood siphoned like gas from a car
because you are expendable, replaceable and must
be used up!
I unlearned it all
6. when I stopped to collect seashells
I think I picked up all my parts and dismantled the many demons who would take my soul cause they never had their own they knew I would live long they knew I could stand through endless waves.
When you start to live outside yourself, it’s all dangerous.
–The Garden of Eden (started in 1946 but published in 1986)
There are so many ways in which the world will try to destroy us
and we must look within to return to Paradise! 💝
Written for dVerse Poetics where Lisa hosts and challenges us to write one true sentence! (Inspired by Hemingway)