Dissect the moment of breaking
weigh its parts like organs
the tumbling lungs pushed against contrite kidneys
your anger engorged with blood like a liver.
Run the marathon of the moment
until you feel them churning inside you.
Count the beats of blood in your temple
debate the location of the soul, of holy vows
wrap my faults in gauze despite the mess
aim your fingers anywhere but my taken rib
then scrub until your cuticles crack.
Hold the scalpel against the last five years,