fox hole

they say

trauma lives in

the body

they don’t talk

about how deeply

trauma can burrow

how like ants it

can create an entire

complex village just

inside the tiny

places where your

bones meet

they do not talk

about the bees that

get trapped in

the covering of

your muscles

trapped and then

they sting

for days

for weeks


they do not have

to say what we know

living in a house of



and yet we still

find the power

to feed trauma


to cover trauma in

ribbons and bows

to call the broken


the creaking floorboards

the thorns creeping

inside our sighing walls

yes we still call

our whole and

broken bodies


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