Bosnia and Herzegovina

17 | book and stamp collector | trying to write

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Message from Writer

currently reading : biography of tin ujević

all in a name.

August 2, 2020

PROMPT: Dust Jacket

my name is a n d r e a
not to be mixed with andreja or others alike 
my name is the easiest of all
simply a n d r e a

a n d r e a
like the star from the spanish soap opera
that my mother used to watch
while i kicked around in her belly

a n d r e a
like the name i could not pronounce
so i yelled at everyone 
to call me by my nickname instead

a n d r e a
like the song written in the 80s
that my classmates would always sing nearby me
and i despised it

a n d r e a
like the confusion on the italian judge's face
while i stepped towards the stage
at which he expected to see a boy instead

a n d r e a 
like the stamp collection displayed on the desk
like the piles of earl grey tea stored in the kitchen

a n d r e a
like the dozens of books messily stacked in the corner
like the paint stains on the tips of fingers

my name is a n d r e a
and i wear it like a royalty 
even if it did not fit me before 


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  • dovetrees

    ahh this is lovely!! i really love the way you wrote this :)

    12 days ago
  • Jasmine khawar

    This is so amazing, and I love your name <3
    Keep writing!

    13 days ago
  • AbigailSauble

    I love all the different aspects you bring from your life to shroud your beautiful name in history! It's very interesting/inspirational!
    Keep on! God bless!

    13 days ago