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a banana

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a banana fell in my shoe today
it was rotten
it got all over my shit
 
 
and then I ate it
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a love note to myself

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You are jasmine bubble baths 
double dipped in honey 
baked in the oven you built, 
stone by stone 

caffeinated dreams and all nighters 
the deepest brew can be bitter 
can be an acquired taste 

but you, you are strength and fire 
tea leaves scorned and scalded 
it is not your fault that your boil burns their tongues 
let them remember you are not for tasting 

maybe your name will die as an echo 
but an echo sounds the same 
from...

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then, in the water

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Do you remember
me, standing in the bathtub,
Dad's pocket knife my toaster oven
as I burned a hole through myself

Do you remember me,
so tired and heavy,
I just wanted to fly 
I saw the ladder to the roof and I reach for it...

Do you remember coming home
To find me beneath stony waters
the pool! you thought
The one thing you hadn't locked up

When I was small
You called me guppy, I didn't want to get...

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a banana


a banana fell in my shoe today
it was rotten
it got all over my shit
 
 
and then I ate it

a love note to myself

You are jasmine bubble baths 
double dipped in honey 
baked in the oven you built, 
stone by stone 

caffeinated dreams and all nighters 
the deepest brew can be bitter 
can be an acquired taste 

but you, you are strength and fire 
tea leaves scorned and scalded 
it is not your fault that your boil burns their tongues 
let them remember you are not for tasting 

maybe your name will die as an echo 
but an echo sounds the same 
from one voice as one thousand 
you will be passed between the mountain tops 
the hillsides will bloom at the sound of you 

do not forget, in good or bad,  
those nights you spent 
erupting and reforming over and over 
the prehistoric times you stayed through 
a pangea of meteoric proportions 
all of it, 
without a case of amber in which to hide 

because you do not need to hide 
let them see 
the ink and dirt in your bones 
and...

Open Prompt

then, in the water

Do you remember
me, standing in the bathtub,
Dad's pocket knife my toaster oven
as I burned a hole through myself

Do you remember me,
so tired and heavy,
I just wanted to fly 
I saw the ladder to the roof and I reach for it...

Do you remember coming home
To find me beneath stony waters
the pool! you thought
The one thing you hadn't locked up

When I was small
You called me guppy, I didn't want to get out
the water was warmer than the air
and I knew I'd drown sooner in the world

than in the water
 



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