Christina Cicchelli is an eccentric artist and poet in Austin, TX.

Care Less

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My favorite doll’s been broken in two.

I pick up the head and an empty eye socket,

the other hand holds a smooth pearl

still wet from the ocean’s unfurling

wave down by beaches pink

with sun and fertile with fish bones. We think

of happier times, like the merry-go-round.

I ride on the back of a sun-bleached horse

Smell salt. The coarse

melodies of seagulls laughing. We lack

the heart to end our ride.

We sit side by side.

Never shall we look at each as one whole

but separate, feeling nothing. It was love I broke.