Chai Tea


Community Ambassador.

Message to Readers

Version 3, with a few grammatical changes :)
Inspired by 'Song of Myself' by Walt Whitman.

this is my burden; this is my prayer

September 17, 2021


if i covered my heart in pink desert dust,
           if i wore gloves made of lightning
                    and sandals wrung from the stars,

would i feel bigger than what i am?

this is my burden:
i hate that i can't be united with the things i love,
                 that the s of my hair don't match blades of grass,
                              t                         that the lining of my stomach is filled
                              r                                      with mulberries instead of moonlight.

this is my prayer:
let mountaintops be limbs sprouting from my wrists
               and underwater caves compartments in my brain.

let me swallow the the sun for breakfast,
    so that my  t
                      h         will glow as i speak,
                      r                 and my cheeks will feel warm
                      o                            to the hands that touch them.

if i were more than these bones,
would i be the world to someone else?

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  • Carmen1919

    My mind is blown right now. This is such a beautiful piece of writing, and is way above anywhere that I am at.

    9 days ago
  • ulymoly

    the form, the message, the voice, the everything.

    13 days ago
  • red-dust-rose

    Um, this is a level of STUNNING that has knocked my socks off, like golly-gee, my dude.

    13 days ago
  • kaylasghost

    re: thank you so much for your comment, when i say it made my day, i mean it <3

    14 days ago