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write what makes your heart hurt. write what makes your heart soar.


January 24, 2021


emily was always herself
emily was never afraid to be anyone else

emily wasn't shy
emily didn't cry
    not every day, anyway
    not as i thought she had.

no, emily was always herself.
never afraid to be anyone else.

emily was mine
emily was me

but then she got in the way
emily was changed
and emily
the emily we knew

emily wasn't the same.

I learnt that Emily Dickinson was a LGBTQ+ woman today and that it isn't shared because someone burned and defaced the poems she'd written about her female lover, which was most of her poems. As a bisexual woman, this irritated me so I wrote a (very impulsive) poem about it.


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