you rapped your knuckles
across my bones
until you found the places
i had broken

you kissed my skin
above the cracks
convinced me
that we’d stay

you let me fall for you
and then shattered me
like too-thin glass
and then you left me there

and never


"Music saved me; I mean, my upbringing was like a hurricane, and music was the tree I held onto."

"Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man."