what grew out of the places he touched

from by Orooj-e-Zafar



- home
- stiff hair on a stiffer upper lip
- his dignity
- phantom comfort, when it was over
- my daughter's resting head
- silver crescent and a winking star
- lemniscate tattoo
- I say I got attacked by a cat here
- skin stretched to hide my own bite-marks
- today
- kiss-shaped bruises
- deeper dimples of Venus
- butterfly, ready to take off
- home
- no more bitterness
- habituated stings
- my mother's crying laughter
- longer hair
- home


from all the colors my hair has worn, released November 4, 2016



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I love stories and pouring meaning into everything humans do.

learning to be softer since '96.

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