Poem 20160129

hollow man
with bones so fragile
that you break
–you shatter
under the weight of what if
why not–when–why–why

hollow man
your shoulders sprout wings
leather hard
paper thin
too fragile to beat–to lift
to bear empty weight

hollow man
every breath a strain
a rattle
a wheezing
crushing an empty chamber
that once held a heart

hollow man
you struggle although
failure is
a small sleep
and even a hollow man
can see the sunrise


Jane Dougherty Writes Poetry Challenge #15: Shadorma

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