even after the shatter
even after the fall
even after my flesh
was marred and torn by thorns
i remain
still as a statue
obsidian heart cradled in my palms
held aloft as an offering for the gods
as i beg for an arrow of bliss to pierce
this armor layered over my broken soul

Sumayyah Talibah lives in Michigan with her husband, kids, cats, and piles of books. She makes jewelry and sips tea in between reading and reviewing anything with words. sumayyahsaidso.com

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