With the intention of abandoning the hierarchies of capitalism—
The machinery of thought. Hey, with the desire of growing lilacs
In our community garden, bougainvillea running along the wall.
Hey, as we denounce the walls of isolation and marginalization.
No, to the elite. No, to centuries of settler colonialism,
Their insistence, we are immigrants on our own land.
Hey, at midnight, beneath the candle of the moon: our arms
Interlocked like laurels painted onto the rims of renaissance paintings.
Hey, I miss you. I never even met you: let’s take a deep dive
Into each other’s bookshelves, until we find oceans of imagery
And metaphors we can discuss, dissect, not for ego’s sake, but for love.
Love & Relationships
a figure of speech in which words repeat at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences
when the title of a poem acts as the first line
written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure
a situation that seems to contradict itself
a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”