he says soulmate & he’s praying—
he’s down on both knees,
begging. if you’re listening

he chains his still-beating heart
to a girl who looks an awful
lot like an angel. she smiles

like a savior, but her wings
are just fragments,
gauze broken at the first touch.

he says soulmate & it’s a promise—
but her ledger can only hold
all the unpaid debts, all the empty

hands offering a sacrifice,
taking much more
than they get.

she is scraped hollow & he
doesn’t seem to mind. a boy
in love with love, he fills

her empty spaces & she
despises the idea
of letting him go.

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