Gina Clingan

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I don’t realize
how much of myself
I put into my writing,
until it is all reverberated back to me
on the lips of men
with pretty jawlines
and eyes
eager to understand my darkness
and hearts
desperate to make a home
of my shadows.

© Gina Clingan 2021

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I’m really thankful for all of my unanswered prayers.
I’m thankful our stars never aligned.
I’m thankful you were never given the chance
to take up any more of my time.

I’m thankful you two found each other.
I’m thankful your grass is still green.
I’m thankful I…