Survivor's Bones

Elizabeth Switaj


even my bones sleep now

light through blinds could be

cloudy night

filtered day


even my bones sleep

and can’t keep down my flesh

rising through reflected glow

waiting dim

at your window


even my bones

will wake

return through soil

though burned


my bones

you couldn’t claim

by rape


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