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  • Humpty Dumpty gets a second chance: a Torchwood poem

    (A poem about Owen in "A Day in the Death")

    Underneath cold skin
    Beneath layers of dead muscle
    And chilly fat
    I am surprised to find
    I'm not entirely numb

    I carry on
    Broken hands
    Brittle on my chest
    Feeling for a hint of what I was

    Mind you?
    What I was
    Was nothing good
    A rabble of urges
    That I never said no to

    This isn't a fresh start
    It's rigor mortis
    I wait out fragile hours
    Ticked off by a stopped clock

    I'm going to pieces
    The world's shut me out
    What can I do
    Now my body's done?

    But an alien light
    Takes me out of myself
    I come a little alive again
    Just a little
    To the sound of a muted drum
    Like a working heart

    A rhythm returns
    And my grave hollows fill
    Like rain expanding moss
    I am sodden with hope.


    -- Robofrakkinawesome BANNER BY FRANCY --
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