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Savanna Oct 24
I saw you today
I saw you slip your hand down the back of her spine
You did that to me before
I saw you smile and laugh and make jokes
You did that with me before
I saw you in the way I wish I had seen you all along
A preditor picking his next victim
I saw you try to make eye contact with me
My hands shook and my breath caught in my chest
It wouldn't have before
Savanna Oct 24
Covering ourselves in night cream, we fight our wrinkles, and buy anything that says anti-aging.
We want our skin to stay frozen.
Frozen in a time when we didn't even appreciate the glow of young skin.
Spent our entire youth hating what we saw in the mirror and doing everything we could to keep it covered.
Under thick masks and dark outlines we tried new products, techniques, designs,
Searching for one that made us feel pretty.
We let - no - we pay doctors to stick long needles into our soft features and change them with chemicals making us less human and more plastic
and that's just our face
our bodies? we do so much worse
Starving ourselves till our heart shrinks in the only thing running through our brains is you are fat, you are fat, you are fat, and who is to blame us when everything we see is telling us to believe that
“I run so I can eat” “I work out because I love food”
These words are printed on shirts that we wear when we should feel powerful but instead send the messages that you don't deserve to eat unless you earn it
Burning every last calorie until we are empty again
We work so ******* fixing our bodies, but maybe that's not what's broken maybe the repair work is needed in our heads and in our hearts tweaking until we can find a connection of love between our bodies and our minds.
The same genuine love you have for your mom, or your dog, or your daughter
Unconditional, Everlasting,
When will we learn to love ourselves?
  Oct 2020 Savanna
trauma drifts down through the branches of my family tree
like summer pollen
Savanna Jul 2020
That’s the secret trick
But then again
There are some nights
That even when you flip,
And lay back down,
Some tears soak through,
But then again it’s just some nights,
Flip the pillow over
Savanna Feb 2020
His eyes are pale blue oceans that shimmer with the sun,
they look right through me and there's nowhere I can run.
His breath is cool against my neck and sends shivers down my spine,
I'm drunk off his words and his presence blurs my mind.
Like tunnel visions, all I see is him,
and when he's gone all I feel is where his hands have been
Savanna Feb 2020
The sound of your breath steadies me, it makes me feel alive,
It makes me notice my own breath and the way I feel inside.

Your part in my life reassures my that I am really here,
Without you, who's to say I didn't make it all up from fear.
  Feb 2020 Savanna
Stu Harley
love is ours
earth moon and stars
upon me
love is
a strong gust of wind
from the stormy sea
make a lover's heart
around thee
love is ours
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