Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

I will sing your name to the stars

so they know who to shine for


And when these stars fade away and the sun takes their place

I will make sure you feel its warmth in your bones

like I feel your warmth in my fingertips


Ocean waves crash not as hard as I have fallen in love

and rain descends from the sky in a disoriented frenzy

like my lips upon your skin


Drums could not replicate the pounding syncopation

of my heart beating out the syllables of your name

in my ribcage


And the flowers that wind around these fragile bones

grow quickly and numerously like the poems piled on my floor


They were all written for you, the earth moves for you

I cannot sleep with these dreams of you whispering behind 

closed eyelids



Samantha Smolko is a fourth-year Psychology major.

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