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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am just Stories and life Grief and forgiveness We all want to Belong Now I’m free And I Choose To watch the children Laugh I gather The wild parts of Oakland So I can hold them In my Arms I am the keeper Of words and variables Moving through Space I think I’ve done it ...
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    My grandmother et moi, We speak together une langue clandestine Slipping over mots et phrases Between languages and cultures Understood by nous deux Et c’est ca qui est important -Let me tell you, Saskia, Maybe we will go samedi soir On va peut-etre diner avec un homme Saturday night, Si...
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    I fall in love in a moment. Today it was with the rain. After threatening us ominously for several days with tense humidity and inconsistent clouds, today it fell. The air cleared and the whole countryside seemed to take a deep breath. It let itself go, knowing that the mountains held it securely in...
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    Those fingertips are bruised Are they? Yes, they're mine. And that person, who I suppose is me, Hit them against her glass bubble For the three hundred and twenty-sixth time This afternoon....
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    In 2012 I learned?That the most radical thing I can do?Is to listen to the thoughts of those around me.?I’ve become a well of stories?Soaking in accumulated wisdom?A sponge tossed in a puddle?But never becoming full. I’m insatiably inspecting the streets of my home town?For everything I lack.?T...
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    You have a savage beauty In your eyes When you dance. It rips out of your body Down the arrows on your wrists Creating transient stars In the daytime. We sing our mutual sorrows in a voice so piercing It’s suddenly at the top of our lungs Saluting the sun It seeps into our souls Wrapp...
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    When it’s cold And I touch your skin It’s easy to feel where you end And I begin A golden, frosted barrier Goosebumps sentries at your border When it’s warm Twilight between the sheets Your skin darkens to dusk The smooth syrup of your soul Melts and wraps itself Around my wrists...
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    I am your daughter You tell me Be a fighter Don’t be wild Have opinions Don’t argue too much Speak only when spoken to Be polite Sit still Go outside and play You’re a young woman now But you don’t understand the world So let me Let me Oh please please please Let me exper...

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