X-ray

See the chest as a cage
and all the wriggling beasts within,
see the ugly slicksome feelings
given shape and undulation;
see the way they grip the heart and
gnaw with horrible corkscrew teeth;
see the ache that yearns to burst
for only the want of killing you;
see their bodies swarm and struggle
like snakes strangling a beautiful creature;
oh, oh,
oh my god,
if only they could be seen.

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