Love and Other Mythic Creatures

Warsan shire

quote by Warsan Shire

Love and Other Mythic Creatures 

blue bloodied veins
pulse beneath
my sickly flesh
and I trace
the plump lines,
imagining paths
i’d take to carve them out.
if i were
to no longer
breathe this dark
and pen this ink
what would that leave?
tracks, traces
scars that don’t bleed?
but i leave
my pain intact
it’s a reminder
of my strength
and what you’ll
never own.
night skies
in my eyes
you can’t
I’m raw hope–
my honesty
will swallow
you whole.

© Grace Black

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