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Verge 2013: Becoming


Cecilia Xu

You are so beautiful under the lights:

beautiful, as I wish I could be for you.

I let my soul blossom into your arms.

Her green-white tendrils

coil around your fingers

like question marks. They curve

and blush at your every breath.

Tonight, I am standing on the thread,

powerless to the kindness in your eyes

and your uncertain touch. Please,

don’t leave yet – the things you fear,

I fear them too.

But something is shifting in the pulse of day:

a flock of starlings rising over abandoned

hills, a brave new chapter beginning.

She draws ever closer, pressing

her palm over your sleeping heart,

whispering, we are not impossible.

Verge 2013: Becoming

   by Peter Dawncy and Camille Eckhaus