nao

United States of America

maybe she's born with it

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nao (United States of America) published:

tonight-- a full moon

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but her witchiness is still there
in the dried lavender, the scent lingering on her
the moon calendar,
hastily hung on the aging fridge
the endless matchboxes shoved in pockets
her long fingers,
etched with burns and blisters and scars
the way she turns slightly away
as the door opens
a pool of light and stars clashing with her deep purple aura
the way her translucent hair glistens under the fluorescent kitchen light
and she knows everything about the house- ...

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nao (United States of America) published:

goodbye, summer

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i can feel summer slipping through my fingers
as i meander across a narrow stretch of beach.
the reeds tickle my ankles,
and the breeze uproots my hair from its loose ponytail.
returning to my spot, i shed my clothes and shiver a little:
the late afternoon has brought on an unexpected chill.
still, i let myself be carried away with the ocean.
i watch my translucent feet entangle with seaweed,
my fingers bob up and down,
trailing through murky...

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nao (United States of America) published:

in her room

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in her room,
under the glow of the string lights
and the soft caress of a blanket,
she doesn’t worry about the outside.
no gunshots fire,
ringing in her ears,
overloading her senses.
no child screams,
their voice plagued with fear
and malnutrition.
no woman looks down in shame,
ignores a “compliment” about her breasts
hurled at her by an old man in a broken down Honda.
in her room,
there is no danger.
no hurt.
no fear.
but the...

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nao (United States of America) published:

Better Off

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If only you could see her now
after you left her there:
sitting on your doorstep
hair mussed,
hands covering her face,
a steady stream of mascara trickling down her cheek.

She lays on her bed now,
spread out
like a washed up mermaid.
Her hair is intricately intertwined
like your fingers were on that brisk September night.

She bikes to the park now,
barely breaking a sweat.
She’s more fit,
more determined
without you.

She cooks in the kitchen...

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nao (United States of America) published:

the flame

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The girl laughs.
The fire crackles.
The two are indistinguishable,
and so are the flames
as they hungrily lick her fingertips.
The girl only watches.
The taste of danger
lingers on her tongue.
She can no longer feel the
promise dancing in her fingertips
because
she can no longer feel them at all.

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nao (United States of America) published:

summer

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she’s not a summer person. the clock drags on, the blinking colon a visual reminder of wasted time. a bead of sweat drips down her forehead. she glances at the ac, but it sputters out a blast of lukewarm air instead of the cool promise she imagines. her book is boring and bland, a smattering of dull words thrust onto the page, held together by a mere thread of a plot. but out of the corner of her eye, she...

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nao (United States of America) published:

Characterization Assignment from School

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Circus Performer, Trickster
First Person
    The silks beneath me flutter in the wind, and the sunset behind me stretches on forever. The blended colors in the sky mimic my handmade tie-dye silks, in a vivid array from yellow to pink to navy. I windmill down the silks (A) and unwrap myself, a chilly breeze bristling my hair (L). I shiver; I am in a long-sleeved leotard (L), and the thin spandex lets the cold in. I untie...

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Mood

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I'm at my best when I'm dancing around my room with no care in the world, my stomach full of dumplings and Aero bar, my hair free and poofy, wearing hideous, comfortable sweatpants and a smile on my face.

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