Grab your chest
It’s there
That feeling you want to feel
Carry it with you
Just below the surface
Of water wanting to find light
Of a mind dodging the dark
Of skin itching to feel other things
Scratching and clawing at a throat
Trying to find air
To handle the things sitting
And standing
On chest
And full;

Overturn it
In the middle of the square
Let the jewels spill out
Like blood that wouldn’t pump like it was needed
In a heart that needed more;

Wish you could bring back the lost
K(no)w some wishes don’t come true
Sit wishing anyway
Because some wishes are for themselves

Then collect your gems
Scattered and spilt
Back into your chest
Back to carrying it
Heavy as it is
No time to stop
Take it with you
Take it for the journey
The whole chest.full.

© 7-31-2013 L. Ashwood

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