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Sal. salt. water clings to my wrists. it's been my perfume due to the fact that beginning. i'm consistently writing. of you. for you. – breath | my humans will we converse in flora. it will likely be more straightforward for me to appreciate. – different language the morning is more youthful than you. yet you'll always be extra smooth. – age you broke the sea in part to be the following. simply to fulfill not anything that desires you. – immigrant merciless moms are nonetheless moms. they make us wars. they make us revolution. they educate us the reality. early. moms are people. who occasionally provide delivery to their discomfort. rather than little ones. – hate occasionally there's extra water in a poem than within the sea. __________________________ 3 waves wash their manner into my hand. they're the water during this poem. what bloodbath occurs to my son among him residing inside my epidermis. consuming my cells. my water. my organs. and his delicate psyche turning merciless. does he no longer be mindful he is part girl. – from the tough season will cut up you thru. don't worry. you'll bleed water. don't worry. this is often grief. your face will fall out and down your pores and skin and there'll be hot. yet don't worry. hold conversing the years from their hiding locations. preserve coughing up smoke from the entire deaths you may have died. preserve the fad gentle. as the delicate season will come. it's going to come. loud. prepared. gulping. either palms on your chest. up all evening. up the entire nights. to drink all harm into love. – remedy belief your paintings. might you continue to are looking to go back and forth to that kingdom if you couldn't take a digital camera with you. – a question of appropriation flower paintings is difficult. final gentle in hearth takes time. whilst your mom unbirths you simply because she smells swans on your dermis. it seems like she is making a song in salt. and her eyes carve you out of her physique. you are a dream undreamt. and it is a holocaust that iciness birds will by no means be aware of. – swans black girls breathe flora, too. simply because we're taught to develop them within the lining of our quiet (our grandmothers secret). doesn't suggest we don't swelter with wild tenderness. we smooth swim. we petal. we odor limbs. love. we simply were too lengthy a backyard for sharp and lethal tooth. so we have grown ourselves into greenhouses. – greenhouses i knew you. ahead of i met you. i’ve recognized you my complete existence. – nafsi she requested ‘you are in love what does love appear like’ to which i spoke back ‘like every thing i’ve ever misplaced come again to me. ’ while you're the following. every thing is wild. – moon are your eyes blushing ? even the small poems suggest anything. they are usually whales within the our bodies of tiny fish. there are emotions. you haven’t felt but. provide them time. they're nearly right here. – clean his again was once 100 tales he desired to inform me.

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