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untethered, unbounddisconnected, drifting off.
i am far more careful now, sharper knives and tougher skin.
i cannot reach out now, i cannot let anyone in.
not for lack of desire for closeness but for an overabundance of fear,
what have i gained from my pliable silence?
severed cords, twisted wire.
i float alone in familiar waters of my choosing,
i try to tell you but our tongues don't speak.
trapped in black and white with the wall.
you've tested it for weaknesses but still it will not falter.
brick and mortar, blood and bone.
i have strengthened my defenses.
i am for myself and myself alone.
and you don't see the warning signs.
you don't 'keep back' or 'steer clear.'
quandaries, puzzles, riddles, and ruses.
i try to tell you with my broken tongue.
i tried to warn you that i am a cold girl.
that i have floated and will float alone,
an iceberg, a glacier swallowed by the sea.
i am waiting, waiting until there is no more of me.
i am cutting, right down into the core of me.
there is a
down in the wateroh, it creeps up to me
scolded dog, little paws
it runs, runs back and forth
rocking under me
oh, my body belongs to the water
my body belongs to the sea
oh, my body is a soul tethered in flesh
bound to an old sea king and thee
white froth gown, sea weed crown
my body belongs there down, deep down
where nothing matters and
even lovers drown
down in the water
wishing to see that
all my sins have been
cleansed of me
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