sunny.v

United States

she/her | asian
wtw community’s official older sister
running off into the sunset with circe
est. april 27, 2020

swordwielding protector of all minority groups
satire sorceress, lady knight

she clasps peonies, allure, & love

Message to Readers

y'all know how it goes. say hi if you haven't already! good luck with school for those that attend. be kind, but not ignorant. and for the love of all that is holy, write some good food.

but for now, i'm signing off! y'all know where to find me in the meantime <3

does this love break skin?

September 8, 2020

FREE WRITING

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i don’t know what this love is but this
love is not what you say it is
jagged it breaks open the skin this love
it cuts this love it screams this love draws blood
this love never fights clean this love is misplaced it is
given in all the wrong ways this love does not know
that there is a point where i’ll break this
love is not the type that heals this love is
concealed in harsh harsh harsh this love is
suffocation and this is this is this is
what is this love? what is this love?
that makes me want to fall asleep and
go so deep so deep that i will no longer
be this love’s to keep. this love is not
what you say it is and this love hurts but
you say it is love and it is love! it is love!
and i say it is love because this is
jagged it breaks open the skin but i
will live. yes i will live but
i don’t know what this love is
long time no see

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6 Comments
  • rainandsonder

    this might be one of my favorite recent pieces of yours, i love how almost experimental it is? the repetition, the lack of punctuation, it's frantic and intense and it just really works well here!


    2 months ago
  • Wisp

    Re: Between you and me, I used a translator for most of the phrases, and it still didn't translate correctly. So I don't know. Though, the piece itself doesn't really feel authentic, there's something missing and I don't know what it is.


    2 months ago
  • Wisp

    That first line, gosh, it makes me feel like a whirlwind of emotions bottled up. And your phrases just break my heart, the way you phrase them sounds like some tethering between two worlds, voice cracked off (Does that make sense?) Gosh, beautiful work Sunny.
    Replying: Both my parents are refugees too, though only my father is a Vietnamese refugee. Yeah, I'm Vietnamese, but only half. Thanks so much for the correction, I'm not fluent at all in the language, but I know some words. Are you fluent? I've always adored people who could speak more than one language, like a secret code only shared between some.


    2 months ago
  • acrosstheuniverse28

    So beautiful! The parts where you repeat words and phrases really help the jagged feeling that you're describing become part of the poem itself, and it's amazing!


    3 months ago
  • kealoha

    repyling: Oh! No you're fine lol, hope you're doing amazing as well! Thank you so much too :)


    3 months ago
  • spurtsofdarkness

    'this love is not
    what you say it is and this love hurts but
    you say it is love and it is love! it is love!
    and i say it is love because this is
    jagged it breaks open the skin but i
    will live. yes i will live but
    i don’t know what this love is' gorgeousgorgeous and i'm LOVING the new format!


    3 months ago