One More (By Catherine Matchuk)

water

I am trapped in the soft prison
of my own flesh.
The wardens have wrapped my heart in wire.

Tied down by the demons
that hunt us.
I don’t mind being another taken,
one more.

One more hopeful mountain to fall from.

One more gentle caress falsely promised.

One more empty home for one lonely soul.

One more ship to sail off the edge.

I am chained to the anchor
of my past.
The sea has swallowed many hearts before.

Dragged down by the demons
that hunt us.
You won’t weep if the sea claims
one more.

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