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Zinnia | she/her | bi | agnostic | 17 | WA

2021-2022 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

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I like spaceships, temples, and tea.

Some of my favorite poets and poet-adjacent-people: Federico Garcia Lorca, Ocean Vuong, Annie Dillard, Italo Calvino, Arundhati Roy, Michael Ondaatje, Becky Chambers, Pablo Neruda... The list goes on.

I am on here way too much.

Artichokes

July 16, 2021

PROMPT: Tiny Love

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I love artichokes and Pablo Neruda and the poems we read around the dinner table. I love how we stripped each other down to our hearts to fill our bellies, to be full again. I love how there is no distance in consumption. I love how you grumble in the kitchen and break our grandmother's pots. I love how the electric stove is nothing holy, but it glows red anyway. I love how there is always too much/never enough time sitting around the table. I love how we, bold women dreaming of each other, eat thistle flowers in the dark.

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2 Comments
  • Jasmin khawar

    So beautiful! Love this. Last line is my favourite.


    12 days ago
  • mirkat

    this is beautiful. you indulge here, even if it's messy. i love pablo neruda poems, too. think "we are many" is one of my favorites, it's hard to choose tho. <3


    15 days ago