hurricane hearts

shrapnel embedded in lungs

that heave with whispered riots

weighed down by leaden sentences

and collapsing peace of mind.

shards of the tempest

are finding their home

in untruths caught under the tongue

left behind with the last bite of power

that didn't go down easy.

authority has pressed the tides

to the tips of fury filled fingers

turning fists into tropical storms

whose blue wall only breaks

on fleshen shores.

they say lightning never strikes twice

in the same place

now it is striking tenfold

as if to make up

for lost time.