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The Gulf Remembers Our Secrets – Poems By Kait #1

There was a mix of inspirations that went into this poem. Nearly two years ago, I had been having this reoccurring dream of someone I had once loved walking into the ocean, and I couldn’t save them from the water swallowing them whole. It wasn’t until a friend of mine told me to write this down did the dream stop. This was my revitalization.

 

It’s 1:03 pm on a Thursday and I’ve lost you through the smoke and ash of this cigarette.

how random.

I don’t want to be loved and neither do you. I honestly don’t think either of us knows how.

but see, my mind won’t stop fixating itself on the image of your toes buried in the sand while the vast stormy blue lures your frame further into the water.

how random.

I’m always f*cking things up, I think. It’s not my fault.

I think.

at least we’ll be legends.

the first people to start a fire underwater. who ever could have known.

– k.b.

 

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Kaitlyn is a 17 year old high school student from Kentucky. She is a member of her school's AcCapella choir and plays on her school's softball team. She enjoys kayaking, going to concerts, collecting LP vinyls, and arguing with anyone willing to give her a good debate. You can find her on instagram (@magickaitx) and on twitter (@kaitnicofw)

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