this too is a good thing

you gave me a good 20 reasons to love you
and as time went by
you plucked them out
little tendrils that never grew
your demons whispering in both our ears

Lord knows I tried to fuck that love back
dark cloud over the bed
small miracles of too many miles
it took me hours to get there
hours to convince me
hours of regret back
mental list of all the ways
you had died long ago

thought I could convince
the defect was mine

trying to fuck straight men
into a love with too many white flags
small miracles for distance
I tell myself
drawing lines of salt
around my walls

this too is good and beautiful
inside these spaces
of trees and blood
where I’m born and died
again

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Noemi is a sirena, poet-curandera living in South Texas. A writer, cultural critic and historian, she enjoys paints, gesso, tattoos and eating.

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