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bearing summer, bare

Updated: Mar 12

in dreams i stand

barefoot, soul bearing

bear the brief bittersweet

baring teeth, bare

back against the earth

bear its weight on my back –

(it’s) heaving, spitting

(i’m) drowning, living

the sun rises

it burns, i’ve

been burnt before but never burned like this:

body bare, barely breathing

my chest stings

i brace myself

watch the earth as

(it) catches, blazes

(we’re) dying, fading

in dreams i take my

first breath, last summer

take what is barely mine

bear the rest

the earth retches as i

sleep in

run down cracked concrete

the sky is alwa