Things

Undeterred

Please, pleaseCareful steps over rootsWebbed feet on boiling ground The hush, the darting through branchesWhen pin-stars stickAnd coat the roof of my mouth Some river, one I asked back to the bankStill rutted soaked the dirtAnother storm unseen I run lightlyThe speed is for a reasonDimly And the speed is for a reasonMore harshly, withContinue reading “Undeterred”

Are You Lonely?

Am I?I’ve been spending a lot of time on my own.Because I enjoy being with my thoughts.I don’t feel lonely sitting in the park.Or sitting at the very front of the bus.Often when I’m alone it’s because nobody is around.Does that make me lonely?Have I gotten used to being alone?Would I be lonely if IContinue reading “Are You Lonely?”

Peak

The boy peaked too earlyturned textured, fibrous as he grewhills and tensions across fleshNow inflated, now burstingamong peers who were still smoothNot only sprouted but longingfor the crevices his body had carved out for itselfthe same sweat streaking his fabricsHe asked himself often but silentlyWhy his desires were hewnto reflect his own form The boyContinue reading “Peak”

Squares

He only drew squares, and eventually his motherknelt down by the coffee table,took his small hand in hers,and guided the pencil in the shape of aroughly female silhouette.There, she said, a person.Don’t you want to draw people?Mummy would like you to draw hervery much. But the boy shook his head.Instead he grabbed a handfulof crayonsandContinue reading “Squares”

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