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A SHORT COLLECTION OF WORDS

A SHORT COLLECTION OF WORDS

the fire comes when you realize

you have given boys a taste of figs

when they will settle for store bought

minds that are good but they are not oceans

they will drown in you

you feel it burning in your belly

when you remember what they called love

didn’t feel like soaring

it felt like a twin bed

small

great women

you whisper

cannot be handled by lesser men

the lava boils over

when you understand

what they meant by lesser

the good enough

melts skeletons of money, family, career

the boxes on a checklist

the lesser are not awakened by souls ablaze

words overflowing flowing

somewhere

the lesser are content with

this

beige place

i wake with a start in his lonely arms

the fire has come

i remember

like generations have lit a match

in my abdomen

And leave those empty arms that have never been able to hold me


 

i am like light

 

easily crushed in the palm of a hand

and gone in locked windowless rooms

 

but filling up space

when given the chance


 

incredible i breathe

on a hill on a city on the world

 

incredible you agree

in a car at midnight in a small town far from the world

 

we choose our fascinations

we choose to be enthralled

 

by strange cities or art or a 17 year old girl at midnight

 

i’ve seen magic and i’ve been magic and

i don’t know which felt more

 

incredible

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Olivia Adkins
Email: oliviamuguetteadkins@gmail.com
Author Bio: 21-year-old creator, writer, wonderer, student, avid shoe-wearer.
Link to social media or website: http://livunapologetically.com

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  1. Olivia, bravo! I really enjoyed this!

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