babybluelamentations

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夢の中にいると思う

Message to Readers

i back :)
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k im leavin again sry

ceviche

May 3, 2020

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mother ties the lace about her middle finger
floral taupe
a whisper
beneath her breath
    like artisan stitches shipped over battle fronts.
mother tears the hems of her sleeves off
musky clove
she speaks in tongues
    not unlike wildfire gunshots over the flooded river.
she’s thunderstorms and a carving knife
stuck between
panels of lacquered rosewood.
    she tears her hems below the white lash marks on her salt caramel arms.
mother stirs the bowl on the counter once again;
shrimp ceviche as white as my 
danish cream skin
    glowing mother of pearl in the bayou downpour.

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10 Comments
  • mia_:)

    This is amazing! Also, I love ceviche :) Something about this piece just flows so beautifully and your word choice is amazing! Great work!


    6 months ago
  • joella

    hey :) we miss you!


    6 months ago
  • BurningMidnightOil

    #apoemaday contest results are finally out! so sorry for the wait!

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/167701/version/331489


    6 months ago
  • OpalDove

    damn, so many words yet so subtle and elegant. love it.


    6 months ago
  • purplepanache

    wow, im completely dazzled by this. this poem caters to all your senses and it is so very special.


    7 months ago
  • Anha

    why are you in such a hurry? i was so looking forward to having you back... how unfortunate. but this imagery is exquisite, tender even. there's something so divine about the dissonance between working woman and debutante lady, and i love every moment of it. beauty contrasted with battle, this is truly an incredible piece.


    7 months ago
  • jaii

    yay you're back! ... wait, stay back T_T
    gods, this is absolutely gorgeous. i especially love the descriptions of her skin, so unique and absolutely beautiful


    7 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    This is soooo nice!


    7 months ago
  • joella

    your diction and imagery are flawless <3


    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    I loved the vivid description and the references. Great job!


    7 months ago