Contemporary Female Portraits - I AM ETERNAL

She didn’t want to live forever,
she wanted to unzip her skin a leave behind the coat of human,
revealing her trapped heart within.

She wanted her heart to pour on out and dance with the skeleton of her soul,
She didn’t want to live forever,
‘human’ often felt brutal.

She had longed to spread her wings of light,
which creaked behind her human coat,
an angel waiting to be freed.

But what she hadn’t realised yet,
her skin was not her prison,
the pain she felt left scars no doubt and scars lent her eternal wisdom.