The Ocean Never Apologizes

I had ripples on my tongue 

from all the words I held back 

for the sake of decorum, 


and frothy relationships.

But the tide has since risen, 

my boldness following suit, 

I no longer speak in wavelets, 

only surging truths.

by shruti.murali

I'm an Indian-American poet from Florida. I write about self-love, cultural healing, identity, and the female experience. In my poems, I enjoy personifying my emotions to promote self-awareness. I am mindful about using inclusive language in my writing to reflect all gender identities. Aside from writing, I love listening to R&B, singing, learning the art of the tarot, and trying new fashion trends!


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