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As we go into the month of August, I want to revisit my favorite pieces I wrote in July. These were all so fun to write, and I am so happy with how they turned out. Here are my top five poems below (you can listen to me reciting them by clicking the file attached after the last line).
Matter of Fact
Matter can never be destroyed,
it is revived for another purpose,
marrow turns into mountains
beetles become buttons on kids shirts
frogs reside as rain puddles
freckles are deposited as the next generation of constellations
bird wings make horse legs soar
and scars recede to valleys.
Tell the wind,
when it is my turn to change,
I want to come back as a series of hands that pick flowers for everyone that they love.
Artemis and a Huntress
The Moon is biting me
sweet and swiftly,
nipping me as I shift in shadow
enveloped by blankets
and inked hours,
eclipsing me as she orbits,
Artemis hunting in the woods,
leaving icy prints from absence,
until she lands in new territory,
burning skin with lips,
feasting on my ambrosial cells,
becoming full again,
shining through shadows
illuminating the umber
From our Theophany ,
my morning prayer.
His eyes take me out to sea,
where peace lives.
I wave goodbye to worry,
let my body drift
past the flotsam of bad days,
woe, worry, waste,
down into the depths of thalassophobia,
entering the epicenter of his iris,
shades of cerulean, aqua,
and Mariana Trench,
deeper and deeper
until I forget that the Sun and birds exist,
and I am running out of air,
so focused on finding treasure,
I forgot I couldn’t swim.
Every time you abandon me,
I make a tally on the wall,
underneath the picture of our footprints in the sand,
from that trip we took before you decided
to be a nomad,
distance your mistress,
and silence a gain,
shutting me out so I can sit with your pain
which bred company.
Now, I have a collection of absence,
my only only proof that you ever existed,
matches for your gaslight,
“I never left,”
“I’m always with you,”
those are the words of cinematic moments and dying breaths,
you are just a normal man who thinks he’s owed god wages.
People who don’t believe in global warming
have never met a woman who stomached anger for years.
There you have it, my top five pieces from the month of July! Comment below your favorite pieces/readings, I would love to hear your thoughts. If you want to read my poetry in real time, please feel free to check out my Instagram @penname.katemsine .(Click the username to check out page!)
As always, thank you for your support, and get ready for some fun stories and poetry for the month of August!