In chaos there is electricity
when the lights dim
my eyes drift closed
intentionally, as the double kick drum hit me perfectly deep
in the middle of my chest.

We share moments of collective bliss
laughter erupts from inside my belly
without my consent
For a moment between the pressure
and the pain.

I’m the girl in the pit
drenched in other people’s sweat
pressed against a bolted metal fence
waves of pressure break against my back 

boots attached to bodies soar
past me and are ripped gleefully
from their broken surf.

Nose wrinkled joy
refelected in mirrored faces
joined by drum, bass,
and electric guitar…
This is metal to me


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