poetry

Translucent

We will wake up in familiarity after knowing each other one week

And I will let you drive my car

and you will give me a stack of your favorite cds to borrow

and we will eat pho in the rain

and go to the flea

and roam the city aimlessly and irresponsibly on days of the week while others work desk jobs.

On public transport we run so that we don’t miss our next connection (we will miss our next connection anyway)

You will lean your head on my chest as we zoom zoom zoom

Fast

The world a smudge as fingers intertwine and

I like the weight of you

On my chest, life, all.

Thank you

Thank you

Thank you

For teaching me that black is a color, too.

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Missy

You fight

Lies

Strung into your DNA like pearls

Begging to be told that they are beautiful

Demons and Darkness and Death and Sin

(All anxiety tries to murder the soul)

But I have watched you bloom and bloom

And you have helped me

Grow

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Parentheses

You're born and in a snap you're paying rent and buying toilet paper and all of your utensils belong to you

Your heart is covered in tape and hot glue and pushpins and strings

And you are no longer a child

And all the words you have ever spoken exist in between two parentheses on your face

You're born and all of these things really do happen in a snap

But five minutes can feel like a lifetime when you're waiting for the final beep on the microwave 

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