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erica, a soft sapphic who:

wears too much yellow
thinks about space a little too often
cries more than she should


Message to Readers

thank you for reading.

do not try to tell the queen of the savanna that she loves wrong

December 1, 2019



they say that i love wrong, that the
beat of my heart in my ribcage is like the
beat of paws on the dusty ground,
ba bum, ba bum, ba bum, fast-paced
and animalistic. and there is filth
on my body, they tell me,
that they would like to remove.
i laugh and they flinch at the way
my mouth curls back to reveal sharp teeth.
i would rather live my lion's life
outside of a zoo-cage, i tell them.
here, among the grasses, i can
let my heart beat, ba bum, ba bum, ba bum.
here, i can feel wind on my back as i run. here,
my feet kick up dirt behind me, evidence that
i've lived, evidence that i've loved. here,
i am free.


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  • scripturience

    thank you! @maryam

    10 months ago
  • Maryam

    Great job! It was like a story in a poem, you created such vivid images in my mind. <3<3<3

    10 months ago