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Wendy Xu and Nick Sturm

 

 

I WAS NOT EVEN BORN WHEN YOU NEEDED HELP

 

Look at all of this light! Look how someone
walks into your life and designates
a corner. I put glitter inside all of
the books, I think I set a field on fire and
it forgives me. You amazing, meaningful
assemblage. You orbit with purpose. You
are a forest where wolves outnumber
the trees. Look how we explode into breakfast
and pauses. Green beans on the side. Adventures like
we are birds. You fill up and car and bring me
my dazzling coat of feathers.

 

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