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Poetry

Whole

Too many times I thought 

if he loves me 

everything will be ok.  

If he stays the ache 

will unwrap itself  

from my ribs and find 

somewhere else to call home. 

I told myself  

I was not depressed 

I was just unloved. 

I searched for this love 

inside their mouths,  

between their teeth,  

under their tongues, 

between their legs… 

In the attempt  

to be made whole 

they drank all there was,  

no glass half empty,  

only empty.   

I was running, 

with scissors, 

from the only one 

who could complete me 

and that was me.  

 

 

Author: Raquel Franco 
Email: raquelfranco.poet@gmail.com 
Author Bio: Raquel Franco is a wife, mother, friend, sister and daughter. A woman with the intention to connect and share her experiences, she dares women to be brave, to find confidence and carry it within themselves. Her words are meant to show up when you may be feeling alone and to spread the message that hope and love are waiting for you. Raquel’s work has been featured in Thought Catalog and she is the author of the poetry collection, Keep Me Wild, now available on Amazon. She is also featured in the upcoming compilation Crown Anthology which features over 100 widely-known Instagram artists. Crown Anthology is now available in bookstores nationwide near you. 
Link to social media and website: http://raquelfranco.co | Instagram @raquelfranco.poet | Twitter @wordsbyraquel 

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by Raquel Franco

Raquel Franco is a woman with the intention to connect and share her experiences in order to dare women to be brave, to find confidence and carry it within themselves. Her work has been featured on Thought Catalog, Harness Magazine and she is the author of the poetry collections, This Woman is Still Girl and Keep Me Wild, available on Amazon. She is also featured in the short story and poetry compilation, [Dis]Connected Vol. 2. When she is not committed to the pen she is raising two bambinos, listening to Beyonce and taking photographs.


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