• The pain
    Drips from my heart
    Bleeds into my chest cavity
    Filling the emptiness
    With viscous liquid
    slows me down
    Enveloping me.

    Open heart surgery

    Cut savagely
    At the flesh
    Tear back the flaps

    Rip out the organ
    That rots inside

    Sew the skin

    Over the gaping hole
    Patched not mended.

    No heart.
    No hurt.