Give Me your Bones

Give me your bones;
Let me unlock that cage
that suffocates your heart, and
let me gently tease apart
those broken bars
that enclose your soul.

Let me slip through
and soothe those hidden scars –
I’ll smooth away those jagged edges
that are wedged like daggers
in the glutted flesh
beneath your skin.

Just let me in
and I will hold you til
you’re whole again, give you time to mend
and defend you from the threats
that life projects
upon us all.

I’ll stop your fall –
So come into these arms
my dear, let me calm those harmful tears,
For I am always here
to mend your bones,
and tend to your soul,

For you should know
that you will nevermore be
(Inspired by #lionsighs prompt ‘Bones Like Yours’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on