by Paxton Grey
hearts are cavernous and they are fists of blood / clenching and unclenching
until a final relaxation / know that salt chemically is more than table salt.
humans / hearts / seas / all built of salt and seizing / they are the opposites
attracting / they are transmitting electricity / like words between faces.
they are a mechanism of preservation / of floatation / which are the same
in the end / a final relaxation / a decomposition of particles / a dissolution
Paxton Grey (he/they) is a non-binary, neurodivergent software developer living in Virginia. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Sundog Lit, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Pithead Chapel, Empty Mirror, and elsewhere. They can be found on twitter @BaileyGWrites.