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I bring out the emergency in people and I don’t know why.
When I speak, women fall sick and stars
drop like dead birds from the night.
My home, instead, is on a ridge
where horses bow their heads and bear the elements.
Alone, I conduct experiments. I communicate with storms. I stack stones and make signs that only I can understand.
Is it possible to love the world so much it pushes you away?
My silence has a shape. A mirage in the desert.
I have learned to sit so still I can make my heart stop.”
And you were searching, even then.
But you were trying to make homes
out of temporary people.
Trying to find yourself in the body of a stranger
who could never fill you, never complete you,
never satisfy the longing in your chest
to be both protected and set free,
both loved and let go.”
until she’s gone,
until they realize
all she needed
was to fly
without her wings being clipped.”
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