Note to self

And loving yourself isn’t a sin,
loving yourself is one of the bravest things people will call you out on.
Most things about you are magical and should be praised.
You are a goddess in and of yourself

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When your grandmother dies,
she does not remain in the ground
or in the picture on your bedside table.
you will find,
that when a man kisses new dreams into you
you’ll remember to thank her for your face
and the lessons she whipped into your skin
thank her for making you worthy of good love
again and again.

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I write you poems because God spoke the universe into existence,
So don’t ever let me hear you say that words are just words.
That words don’t leave a mark, make a change, create
where once was nothing.

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what it should be

Kiss me with your entire life,
Anything less than that and it can’t be love.

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The Process


The snow & I

Don’t ask me to stay the same,
Ask me to stay and I will try to always love you the same,
But even that I can’t promise.

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Love is :
the sweetest of surrenders
and the most common offender.
Be wary of it.

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I too

I wonder if
maybe I like listening to lies
and that makes me a liar by association
because every time your lips open
teeth part
and meet
and part and meet
leaving room for untruths
to be spat out
I look at you delicately
almost proud of how good you’re getting
at making me want to believe you.

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You were the first thing outside of myself
that I looked at and felt connected to
Do you understand this?

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When truthful


Do not write me off as empty
because alone
is my peace.
I have chosen myself first
because I suffice.

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On distance

I was intended for you,
what does the ocean matter?

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