bubbling

quiet seas

at high tides.

rocky shores

for sidewalks.

waves that

break

at stratums

of pulsing veins.

listen

to the ache

for a feeling

never

seen.

touch

the fear

that

rumbles

between

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it is the quiet nights

after the loud days

that live in the burrows

and ask you

to feel it

all

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fear.

we are destined

to burn

and that

turns us

to ash

scattered

on graves

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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

© Hudson Biko

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

© Hudson Biko