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eclipse

i have my  hand outstretched to this younger version of you

eclipse is a poem written by Nina Tundag and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Master of my Fate, Captain of my Soul for January

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and my body was 

flooded in this sort of

deserted way where it

was full but empty,

bleeding and sweating 

out the curse, i cannot

make out with my

tongue in a knot.

i am in the mirror or

is the world an

aquarium? i have my 

hand outstretched to this

younger version of you

but i did not know you then

and i am afraid i may

never. 

i suck in all the water,

burdening my lungs,

until i think i’m 

breathing,

my ears collapsing

under the weight, 

i am careful not to 

hear your songs again;

i land on the grass 

before your grave, 

punching the 

stone that holds

you forever to this earth. 

my fingers give out

and i am in a pool again

with my feet never 

reaching the floor;

when i wake in 

this new life, i remember

that i am holding 

this fever in my hands

like water, and i sweat

and it burns my eyes,

and there you are in

the window drawing 

pictures in the fog.

I Grow Here Too

Read the previous work of Ms Nina Tundag here on The Ugly Writers

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Read entries from the previous theme Creating Sparks here on The Ugly Writers

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