"I told you to be superman not the man of steel.
See all you have to do to open your heart is smile with your ribcage.
You’ve trained the muscles in your face to act hard
but the ones under your scars is involuntarily
and I see them twitch and shudder under the strain
and when you think I am not looking your heart is pumping out a Morse code
that’s daring to flat line
saying, “Don’t leave me, I need you,” and then you act like you don’t care
but I don’t believe you because its just that
your heartbeat and your mouth movements are simply out of sync."
Excerpt from Alysia Harris’ poem “Action Figure” (via nextstoprequested)