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March 20, 2017 | by  | in Poetry | [ssba]


the sun’s glitter reflects off the water

which pools and whirls into

pale pink with purple hues

light catches around all the edges of your body


i lay back and watch the steam rise from the water 

the way the smoke ends from a chimney

before it drifts into the small century of the sky


i keep telling everyone i love someone and it’s you

but i hadn’t thought to tell you this?


the earth splits open like rocks

the still water turns to a massive waterfall

between the shifting of the lithospheric plates


and then



so calmly, you say


the earth could swallow us whole”


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