this is amazing. i added this to one of my favorites. very beautiful imagery. I especially love the opening lines "I split my ribs open, only to spill a million black dahlias onto the floor." I wish I could have written that! and i also love this line. "but I am a bird. wings broken.the sky is out of reach." this just brought pain in me. I could imagine myself being that bird, lonely, helpless, a creature that needs to be free and to fly but could not. and this line "my soul is everything.broken, mended. sore, numb. opened up my core." really amazing piece!