waving

the leaves are back on the trees

and the rustle is rife

in the air

again

sometimes

it is the familiar

that saves

you

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fear.

we are destined

to burn

and that

turns us

to ash

scattered

on graves

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stand in the wilderness.

look at all the trees.

see the leaves

return.

feel the familiar

be new

again.

 

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Photo by Meriç Dağlı

 

Nineteen

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the wind is fast

and the ache is sour

in the air.

the cars are rushing by

and there’s a quiet hope

that they are all

headed somewhere.

it is all so

much.

and so little.

all at once.

and

it will take a while.

to let go.

of this all.

but I am starting.

here

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Nineteen, the first installation of the Cigarettes and Ice Cream series, out 6/21. Available for pre-order everywhere: https://books2read.com/Nineteen

 

dark

amongst stories

of dark worlds.

and fallen angels.

and scars. that never heal.

there are shades

of light. and stars

shining bright.

waiting for you

to come home

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