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fire.

fear will eat you alive,
if you let it.
i’m telling you –
it will swallow you
from the inside out.
it will creep into your bones
like fire until you’re nothing
but ashes on the ground.

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soul speak.

there are things that are beyond words,

like one soul speaking to another.

to touch the deepest parts of another human being,

to know what makes them ache

with fear and pleasure.

to peel away the layers of skin and flesh and bone

and say “here i am”

to be completely and utterly naked,

to present yourself vulnerably.  explicitly.

that is soul speak.

 

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words that i felt.

the sand between my toes
does not heal me.
there is no peace for me here.

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When I grow up,
I want to be brave.
I want to say the things
that need to be said,
gracefully. gracefully.
I want to do the things
that need to be done,
fearlessly. fearlessly.
I want to love the ones
that need to be loved,
fully. wholly. truly. deeply.
When I grow up,
whenever that it is –
I hope that I am brave enough
to be brave.