More he said. So she gave until her chest caved in,
And bones broke skin.
Her insides dried up
Not meant for eating.
Starved of human connection
Lack of self preservation
More he said.
So she gave until
The air pockets in her lungs bleed
From lack of nourishment. She gave. And gave some more. Until she was a shell of herself.
Skin hanging off thin limbs.
What happened to you he asked?
Smiling quietly she rested her hand upon his ever hungry belly.
You wanted more. So I gave.
Gave all of me hoping to sustain
The lifeline holding us together.
I wanna see as you do he said.
She cried smiling.
Resting her head against his
She ripped the soul from her sockets
Placing the pair into waiting
Is it enough yet? She asked.
More he said. I want more he said.
So she laughed. Laughed sincerely
Until the last little ray of sunshine
Went silently into the night.
She didn’t scream when he stood. Filled.
Overflowing with her very being.
She didn’t cry as she counted the steps
Moving further away from the decaying shell she had become.
Closed lifeless eyes until the earth wrapped around her form like a blanket
dragging her down to its roots.
Im so tired now. I don’t have any more to give.
So I waited.
Waited until roots became veins
Pumping life back into me,
Flowers flourished inside new lungs,
Skin hard, back strong,
New eyes birthed from soil,
I reached out with new hands,
Reborn. Rising on to new legs
Laughing joyfully at the healing.
Grateful to mother.
I was born an infinite amount of second chances.