justpeachy

United States

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all i want is some fruit salad and a break

april showers #escapril

April 6, 2019

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it’s april now and thursday still means rain.
sometimes i wonder if persephone looks down on us and laughs.

i sit down and feel the hot stream crash against my bare skin,
heat colliding with ribs colliding with vicious, hungry thoughts.

springtime means writhing: clawing at my arms like a lion in a cage, my father’s eyes cried red and raw.
it’s aching endlessly for summer nights and winter mornings,
only to find that my fingertips can’t grace either no matter how far i reach.

pick a flower, any flower, and rip its petals off one by one.
don’t tell me that the sun is coming when my teeth are stained cherry-red
and every bite of your worries just makes the rest harder to swallow.

mama tells me i have a martyr complex.
she tells me i think i need to save everyone,
think the warmth of my embrace and the sweet pea in my hair can make you okay,
but sweetheart: i don’t know if it can anymore.

it’s april now and thursday still means rain.
sometimes i wonder if we are doomed.
#escapril
(also whoops i'm dumb and accidentally titled my last one this title ... also i'm behind on escapril but it's alright)

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