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6 Word Poem – 4/14/21 – “Secret”

The prompt: Secret. The poem: Tongue flipped, hiding; coordinated cigarette burns. Some rejects/alternatives: Smiles under lock. Eyes locked together. Gazing through a canopy of fingers. (These kind of go together!)

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“Write about something presently in your life that is ‘worth it.'”

(Grad school). I remain imperfect. But the grueling behind clear eyes feels like a portal to joy. I began with my vision blurred. But, the further I dive into the forest, the more the canopy opens up. Crosshatched sunlight On my olive skin. To look down at my hands is to look through a kaleidoscope […]

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