Two Hundred and Forty-Two.


Izzy circle


I’ll tell you you’re cute almost every day. you’ll tell me the dictionary definition of cute is ‘ugly but interesting’. I’ll still tell you you’re cute, even though that’s not exactly what I meant.


Sarah circle


In the dark of stale dreams I felt the waters rising
swept around my hips I am mermaided by ocean
watching the moon’s shaking path from the sky to my lap
I am settled in the space between the sea and the storm
feeling coral reefs shatter my cervix and fight their way down
as tiny clear fish come to nibble at my earlobes
I can see myself pressed into their insides, absurdly pink and blooming
and as my skin starts unfurling like seaweed in the spray
I think ‘I have never been so beautiful.’



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