I carve out places
in my chest
to make room
for someone else
give them a nice warm place
in which to live

I use a melon baller
because its edges
are so sharp
I feel nothing

It can be slipped
inside my sleeve

Fill me up
stretch out
your arms
tell me
beautiful things
before you go

I wonder how much more
I can carve away
until there is nothing
left of me

I carve out places
in my chest
to make room
for someone else
give them a nice warm place
in which to live

I use a melon baller
because its edges
are so sharp
I feel nothing

It can be slipped
inside my sleeve

Fill me up
stretch out
your arms
tell me
beautiful things
before you go

I wonder how much more
I can carve away
until there is nothing
left of me