1: within without

without you
I would only have this.
You give me balance and breath
and shield me from my weakness.

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2: Paper Thin

When the walls close
and the beating heart trips on
pale skin, paper thin
we can see where your fault lines begin.

To trust in
anyone reacting
know we are paper thin
we all have a place within.

I still long
to lay among you
bare skin, under and in
I will always belong within.

I walk alone
but arm in arm with us all
beside and forgone.

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3: Sleep Tears
wet eyes
from sleep tears
inside wants I sad

long stories of I bad
long stories of hero
long stories of you

belies the photograph in colour, dear eliza
the jumbled memories arise, dear eliza
the holes they make you lighter
and carry me along

I find my comfort in the lucid hours
the way beyond
I find my comfort in the lucid hours
leave me still by the water

wet eyes from sleep tears
inside wants I.

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4: knives

It’s hard to feel the kindness
and through all the darkness
hear me
beyond the walls of heartbreak
you have a core of trust mate.
don’t let the knives that bite you
cut out the parts that mould you

the bleeding will stop
truth is fallen

but it all shatters

It’s hard to feel the kindness
And through all the darkness
Don’t let the knives that bite you
Cut out the parts that mould you

but the bleeding will stop
and the truth will open.

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5: folds

Unpack the folds
that perforate and hold
the ashes of bruises and bite marks
the residue of been and gone
but not forgotten

and scatter.