most people do not want to become shells
but what if you wanted to purge yourself of who you once were?
if you couldn’t stand the empty eyes staring back at you?
what if you could never solve your own problems, so you extended your hand out for everyone else?
then being a shell wouldn’t be such a bad thing
if i could empty out my rib cage
create a cavity for everyones sorrow
because mine; i couldn’t just unpack
then i could be a shell
for everyone to visit
to place close to their ear
to see if they could hear the ocean
when they wished they could empty their hearts out too.