haunted

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often

growing up

after a fall

i was told

to let the wounds

be.

that the best

way for their

healing

was their solitude.

that scars could come

but most would

go.

and i would be better.

it is a weird thing.

for i am all grown now.

and i

try

and try

and try

let the wounds be.

and it just doesn’t seem to work anymore

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Photograph by Matheus Ferrero

eyes

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and the eyes were shallow. with

pools at the burrows

of the tips.

and an ache

that stayed

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Photograph by Jessica Felicio

bright

the lights are fewer in terraces. the bright in trees

is fading.

the way.

new beginnings

are made of endings.

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margins

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how narrow 

must the margins

become

before

the lines 

begin to fade

how hard

can we fight

to stay 

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Photo by Anthony Tran 

 

 

states

the condensation is rife

when steam

meets glass.

when heat

meets cold.

and finds something.

in-between.

the condescending is rife

when steam

meets glass

when heat

meets cold

and finds something

to keep

the in-between

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bandages

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it was slow.

learning to let

the pain.

in.

but there are things

we do best

when we don’t know

we’re doing them.

and there are places

we arrive

when we don’t know

we’ve taken

the journey

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Photograph by Talles Alves