Past Due

My heart thumped hard
Unwieldy inside my chest
Rapped and echoed wild against
These hardened hollow bones
Like a large crazed landlord
Demanding past due rent, or more
Desperate from the other side
Of his tenant’s deadbolt-door

-me

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Painting by Daniel Carranza

~ by April on May 3, 2018.

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