If my face was a river
Would you jump in with abandon?
Or would you test the waters to see how cold it is?
If my fingers were high definition cameras
Would you handcuff me?
Or would you let me touch you, capture your essense?
If my legs were rods of porcelain
Would you sweep me off my feet?
Or would you kick me in the shins
And watch me shatter?
If my chest was an empty void
Would you throw false promises into it?
Or curl up inside where I can keep you safe and warm?
My body is ever evolving
My mind is under destruction
Hold my soul as it leaks from my throat
Crush my heart as it cycles spirits through me
Possess my emotions as they begin to form
Because if my eyes were made of mirrors
The only thing you’d see
If you ever thought to look at me
Is absolutely nothing
Because to me
You’re a hollow glass shell
Transparent and empty.
Written by Manu J Naik
Artwork by Shreya