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How To Live Without Your Heart MAG

March 23, 2014
By megan_lynne DIAMOND, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
megan_lynne DIAMOND, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"You have no control who lives, who dies, who tells your story."

Take a silver knife,
design engraved painstakingly
into the handle and
cut your heart out.
sew yourself back
up, little pieces of thread
holding your body together
and if they open,
god forbid, your insides
will spew down the sidewalk.
run a bath, water capturing
your smell, like blood and
hiss when your big toe
hits the water, steam rising
to the ceiling.
soak until the water
turns pink.
Button your collar up
up to the flush of your neck
close the door tight,
steam and blood and knives
locked away.
come home and do it

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