Why are we so ridiculously good looking?
That’s just the way things gotta be.
I had a sister
colored so dark that she dripped with the night
catching light in her skin so that it glinted back
like the stars.
But she howled and beat herself
Willing her body to be lighter, brighter,
trying to force a sunrise that would not come.
She held herself at the centre of a flame
where the heat turns white
until she was burning, so hot
that any brown paper bag they put to her face
caught fire.- (2013)
i am in love with this.
hopelessly in love with this piece.