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  • Beatrice Iker

Poem #14: happy new years

Updated: Apr 2, 2022

i would never tell you

to forget your wounds

stardust is many things

but it is not


we are not

storyless, challengeless, painless

we are stumbling miracles, and

lonely in

crowds, we are popular in


i cannot wish you a year

absent of suffering

i only wish you a year

where you pour poison-laced honey down the throats of your monsters

and reign over the monsters you cannot murder

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