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every morning

January 31, 2021
By ShuciZ BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
ShuciZ BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"For the privileged, equality feels like oppression."

she wakes to the rings

of ripe tangerines


she dusts off August

from her heart’s rust


when her beloveds

bloom in her vacant eyes

and walk, with grace,

from her vibrant past.


she weeps a little


she celebrates them all


the       entire               enamoring                   fall.

The author's comments:

Shuci Z. is a poet, guilty feminist, and high school sophomore. She indulges in literature, art, environmental & social advocacy, and metamodernist sentiments, but also spares time to feed her newly developed addiction to comedy news. Shuci dreams to make Spaceship Earth a stronger world and write poems about the moon in Cappadocia, Turkey, presumably in a hot air balloon.


This poem is a gentle kiss-goodbye to the past in the dewy possiblities of the morning, when life is revitalized in the daily ceremony of breathtaking gratitude.

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