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See audre wrote of the ‘secret poetry. ’ we know this poetry. lining our hands. rusting our tooth. strolling via our hair. feeding our wild abdominal. soothing our mouth tears. folding itself into waists. among legs. continually hiking up our unhappiness into our necks to sleep. – the key poetry | audre there's peaceable. there's wild. i'm either even as. – sum all that was once taken from me remains to be the following. – root | immortal this challenging vulnerability. – black no matter if you're a small woodland surviving off of moon by myself. your gentle is awesome. – reminder a girl is no longer a lady. and a woman is now not a girl. – misogyny | synonyms a few humans after they listen your tale. agreement. others upon listening to your tale. extend. and this is often how you comprehend. you are my favourite sort. not anything that i will identify. i misplaced my arms in her waist and that's the softest aspect. ponder this position. ponder this position as secure. in the event you take off your throat. lay your voice in the course of the mattress. open your again as much as me. – gradual when you are softer than sooner than they got here. you were enjoyed. if a person doesn't wish me it isn't the tip of the area. yet if i don't wish me. the area is not anything yet endings. whatever so simple as the sunlight asking me out. – the precise date my silence is rainy and scorching and consuming my mouth to demise. you're not a mistake. you're too many beautiful info to be a mistake. 1. rub honey into the night’s again. 2. ensure the moon is fed. three. shower the sea. four. hot sing the timber. – have a tendency the warmest gentle is your physique. it truly is being sincere approximately my soreness that makes me invincible. – yield while summer season comes the air runs sizzling with fever and so do i. – alchemy you took off your mouth. gave it to him. and now you secretly weep hearth within the rest room ahead of making love. how a lot burning should be sufficient. – dowry your soul is infected. strong. watch out. locate water. come inside of. – map i'm a dream nonetheless dreaming. i don't count on my child’s admire. simply because i've got given beginning to their existence. doesn't suggest they owe me. something. what i need so much is to appear into my child’s eyes and see that i've got given delivery to a middle. have commemorated. held and fed. someone’s middle. from the instant we first met. and so they love me for this. – first there were such a lot of occasions i've got obvious a guy desirous to weep yet as an alternative beat his center till it used to be subconscious. – masculine you're a tale. don't develop into a note. one notice. since you are looking to be enjoyed. love doesn't ask you to be not anything for whatever. – identify i s t u„„,m b l e during this lan guage. i fa ll down during this lang ua GE. i'm p & a & i & n = during this lang | uage.