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feral-ballad · 3 months
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Blythe Baird, from If My Body Could Speak; “Concerns from a hot-boxed jeep”
[Text ID: “How do I stop / carrying everything / that had ever / happened to me?”]
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fairydrowning · 2 months
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HEART SHAPED WAFFLES.
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waitinqroom · 2 months
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we return to, and redefine the same, tragic stories. ocean vuong / ithell colquhoun / mary oliver
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ethereal-muses · 2 months
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I have an entire forest living inside of me and you have carved your initials into every tree.
– Pavana
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aamirflab · 2 months
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Mohammed el-Fayturi, tr. & ed. Adil Babikir, Modern Sudanese Poetry: An Anthology; “Yaaqut al-Arsh”
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spillingthedusk · 11 months
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Yves Olade, from Bloodsport; “Iphigenia at Aulis”
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beyondgenre · 1 year
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And if happiness visits you again, do not remember it's previous betrayal. Enter into the happiness and burst.
-Mahmoud Darwish
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periherm · 8 months
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Yrsa Daley-Ward, from bone; “waiting for the check to clear”
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saphynnet · 2 years
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feral-ballad · 2 months
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Blythe Baird, from If My Body Could Speak; “Eat”
[Text ID: “I am trying to stop doing / things that don’t make any sense. Body, / forgive me. I am trying. I am trying. I am still trying.]
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feral-ballad · 4 months
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Katherine Larson, from Radial Symmetry; “Gardens in Tunisia”
[Text ID: “There are days that walk through me / and I cannot hold them.”]
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feral-ballad · 3 months
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Blythe Baird, from If My Body Could Speak; “The way I was taught to love”
[Text ID: “Half daughter, / half apology, all fire and the wrong kind of love.”]
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feral-ballad · 8 months
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Clementine Von Radics, from In A Dream You Saw A Way To Survive; “You are on the floor crying”
[Text ID: “And you have been / on the floor crying / for days. / And that is you / being brave. / That is you getting through it / as best you know how. / No one else can decide / What your tough looks like.”]
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feral-ballad · 3 months
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Blythe Baird, from If My Body Could Speak; “What I couldn’t explain via text”
[Text ID: “I still don’t know how / to love someone / without swallowing them.”]
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feral-ballad · 4 months
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Katherine Larson, from Radial Symmetry; “Almost a figure”
[Text ID: “Forgive me this old / habit. There is a danger / in making suffering / beautiful.”]
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feral-ballad · 5 months
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Ari Banias, from Anybody: Poems; “Bouquet”
[Text ID: “Today you want nothing / because wanting / comes too close to feeling.”]
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