(battle scars)

Posted on 21/01/2014 by


(battle scars)

so one day a boy will come along
with lips that taste like gunpowder
and he will make you feel like your body is a war zone,
will kiss your neck and plant mines beneath your skin
and set them off with long, trailing fingers —
and sometimes you will feel like you are going to explode, like
there is shrapnel in your lungs and every breath is its own battle

just remember that you have a home court advantage
that your heart only rests between beats
and when they burned percy’s body
his saltwater heart was the only thing that was left in the ashes
and mary kept it until the day she died

there are things in this world that are larger than destruction
the universe is wide and wild and some things are stronger after they break

your body is a war zone but you are not a ruin.





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