lie down in the middle of the room

imagine your bones are soup

a slip of green like split pea

then try to breathe through them:

your bones.

choke on the air that no longer exists

in the lungs your bones do not contain.


this is what trusting someone again,

feels like


© Grace Black


I also dabble with poetry prompts on Instagram. Follow me there, @graceblackink, for more daily poetry and to play along. Do you dabble in wordplay as well? Let’s create!


Love and Ink,


cc image Unsplash


    1. Your words Grace they slice through my heart. Strong , raw, &powerful at the same time. It drips from the ache deep down in your soul. I feel the hurt so much. ❤ you! You are strong and resilient. Your words prove this.

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