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she/her. 17, i wrote poetry
2017-2021. thank you.

fever dream

March 29, 2021

you are eternal summer.
burnt sunshine, brown rice,
honey jasmine tea with a thin slice of lemon. aiyu.
melt freezy on my tongue, the awkward dance of converting fahrenheit to celsius.
trying to fit both worlds into the gap between your two front teeth. lip gloss
is the only thing that survives, is sticky
on rims of cups and mixes into hotpot. no more sticky than the air around us; god
the tropics are humid. this dragon slumbers.
we go breakfast shopping at the market,
tuck lychees into sleeves
search between molars for first language. this steady build-up like
noodles crowding in the mouth. we are
greedy for some cramped space to breathe in. strangers make us
take off our rings and relatives make us put them back on, so
scrambled and sweaty we are grateful when the
air conditioning hits. but you, dark green and sesame oil and mangoes and red bean,
who i can no longer smell when the plane lands.


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  • Mpm#1

    Wow... This is amazing!!!

    6 months ago
  • happygiggles

    Congratulations on Wednesday words!

    6 months ago
  • Mespotz

    Amazing job! This describes your home so beautifully... congrats on Wednesday Words!

    6 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Ayyy I've seen this piece before! Totally deserving of Wednesday words! Congrats!

    6 months ago
  • barelybear

    Congrats on Wednesday Words! Coming back to this piece again and again and it just gets better each time! :)

    6 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    ah this is beautiful. congratulations on wednesday words! you deserve it!

    6 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Congrats on Wednesday Words!!!

    6 months ago
  • ScarlettLucian

    This is beautiful! Your use of description is so poignant that I can see it all in my mind's eye. Gorgeous work.

    7 months ago
  • Avril

    I love the imagery in this. I totally felt like I was right there when I was reading this! It's beautiful!

    7 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    7 months ago
  • Yellow Sweater

    This is the most beautiful thing I have read in a long time.

    7 months ago