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I wrote this about growing up and how the process is not always kind to you. Hope you enjoy and everyone is well! (Posted on Instagram at @moonwakewords)

age is not kind

my body has grown out of itself

my body has grown out of itself it needs a second skin, as if it is

my body has grown out of itself it needs a second skin, as if it is saying 'you are so much more

my body has grown out of itself it needs a second skin, as if it is 'saying you are so much more than your 16 years of age.'

bones crack out of place.

bones crack out of place. scarred knuckles.

bones crack out of place. scarred knuckles. violet knees.

dislocated in fluid while the rest

dislocated in fluid while the rest splinter but they do not

dislocated in fluid while the rest splinter but they do not illuminate the way a glow-stick does.

they poke holes into my paper skin

they poke holes into my paper skin letting the dark nudge its head in

they poke holes into my paper skin letting the dark nudge its head in once or twice.

they poke holes into my paper skin letting the dark nudge its head in once or twice. then over and over

until there are gaping holes

until there are gaping holes why must my flesh tear, bloom roses

until there are gaping holes why must my flesh tear, bloom roses hilt-deep in chest?

my skin is hung up to dry, pegs

my skin is hung up to dry, pegs attached. moving so willingly

my skin is hung up to dry, pegs attached. moving so willingly without spirit because the world does not need

my skin is hung up to dry, pegs attached. moving so willingly without spirit because the world does not need another corpse to sting the eyes of bypassers

dripping in grief and fury

dripping in grief and fury in an unbolted deathbed.

dripping in grief and fury in an unbolted deathbed. neither do i.

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