Hunger

Twice, I craved you.
Twice, I fell in love with the taste of you.
You became my favorite flavor.
But society says you’re bad for me.

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The Little Things

When the world is falling apart,
Fault lines forming scars on your arms,
Focus on the little things, he said.

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Swim

I know I’ll probably drown but I don’t care.
The excitement of seeing the strange fish that live at the bottom of the world,
Far outweighs the fear that I may never come back for air.

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Armor

Isn’t it silly, the way we cover ourselves in armor,
The way we carry shields across our hearts,
The way we expect our lovers to turn into enemies,
Instead of just promising each other not to take that first swing.

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Photograph

Someone opened the door to my darkroom,
Streams of light attacking the film I’d been so carefully preparing.
As I stared at ruined strips of plastic it hit me,
You and I were like a photograph.
Underdeveloped,
Overexposed.

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