bruised hearts by kit sage

beating, battered and bruised 

her forlorn longing is not lost upon us 

despite splotches black and blue 

collected over years of affliction 


carrying on, day by day 

in an exasperated, and anguished type of way

her incessant thumping, never halting, 

regardless of the purple & green 

that shapes mountains and valleys 

along her contoured silhouette 


i keep trying to send her away

entrusting her in the care of another – 

only ever have her return


with a new rainbow of colours, 

forming umbrellas and puddles 

and in her never ending pumping 

a beat begins to flow


free — finally 

About the Author

Kit is an introvert who’s creativity is expressed through multiple mediums. Their writing often deals with the tension between what is (real) and what is not, with some of their poetry examining the uncertainty that comes with simply being alive. For a long time, they’ve struggled with accepting themselves for who they are, and it’s their dream to create a space in the world where everyone is free to be themselves – even if it’s just while reading a poem.

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