Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 518: 518 is my birthday

i want to write more about the days we left behind
more about the oceans
and the people
the women
who carried us for 9 months
and the ones who held us longer
the palms we were pried from

how much of your skin to you actually know?
how many of your mothers do you remember to pray to
how many of your daughters
did you push back into ablivion
in fear of what motherhood would mean

we have too many secrets here
in silence
where the prayers you to hang
like the heat thats been left behind
over our skin
its something we feel in sweat
in fear
in salt
and oceans

i am here to remind you
that you are part of the songs you have forgotten
a piece of all that will be lost

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