Rivers of Skin

Rolling river rapids in a green blue come rushing at the viewer. Green trees and shrubbery line each side and the background. A blue sky with clouds is also in the background.
Photo from Pixabay.

rivers of skin

that show where I have been

where it carried you — a tributary

flowing out of me towards the delta

this place is hostile towards the living, the breathing, and also those who dare to develop a capacity to harness additional lives from within.

rivers of skin

that show where I have been

where I grew and expanded with you

and I dared to keep growing long after you flowed out of me

this place is hostile towards caring.

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Queer Writer & Poet | Sex and Sensuality | Health and Wellness Interests | Personal Experience | LINKTR.EE/TOLBERTMBB | Instagram @tolbert_on_medium

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Tolbert

Tolbert

Queer Writer & Poet | Sex and Sensuality | Health and Wellness Interests | Personal Experience | LINKTR.EE/TOLBERTMBB | Instagram @tolbert_on_medium