the nostrils flared, the eyes quelled
the darkness creeps in when the shadows have all melt
it’s a hell, my soul, where my cold demons dwell.
but I know, it’s my heart, that’s still beating
against all reason, still, still feeling, still breaking.
underneath the skin, vomiting, shuddering,
a tiny little adorable cell of love is awakening,
soon to grow up to kill me like a cancer.