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Let out your hair
Free every single curl
That waited like caged birds
Unsettled, never silent
Paint your face
With the tears of the men
You left behind
Drape yourself in the blood
Your body shed
Without consent
Dance in the storm
That carried away your dreams
Bask in the light
That you shone upon your fears
And wear the darkness
Like…

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A poem

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The plum tree drooped
I watched with cautious eyes
As it fell apart
The disease spread slowly
And the petals did not fall
At first
But they would

As every petal, pink as cheeks
Ceased to be
Something died inside
Bit by bit, day by day
Until all was almost lost…

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A free-verse poem based on a fragrant flashback

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Just now I felt a glimmer
Of a memory on my lips
Triggered by the minty gum
You used to chew
It was as real as the day we met
But it passed as fleetingly
As our lingering love affair
Just a glimmer of happiness
I felt chewing my gum
Listening to sad lullabies
You used to sing me
Simply just…

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