he still shines like polished steel

trapped under nailed up boards

and barbed wire

he carefully constructed.

sometimes he smiles with empty eyes

and thinks that i don't notice.

i feel his quiet sighs

heavy with every word

he purposely leaves unspoken.

sometimes he shines like the sun at night

and i can see

through cracks in the steel

his heart is completely broken.

© bme 2015

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