bubble wrap and a car ride

the bubble wrap encases
my palpitating organ to help protect
it from the devastating hurt
and pain you’re going to inflict
on my cold and soulless heart.

if only i could take you on
a car ride, like a mosquito
trapped inside the car,
unable to escape through
the vent and closed window;
and then roll the window down
and
open the car door and out
you go (with some guidance);
a new destination, unknown,
and I am all the better for it;
except for that new destination:

you’ll burn that fucker down.

my bubble wrap cover has
started to pop, one by one,
with the air pockets puncturing
the organ with deathly memories.

i’m packaged nice and neat for delivery to hell.

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jonathandeanrichie

Currently living in Vietnam, teaching English, fixing the world's problems.

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