The first time was at Dansoman, when I was ten
Awkward teeth and eerily quiet
They had a small ceremony & they nicknamed my body,
It is no longer mine.
Second time I was fifteen with the boy behind the wall
bold red fire running barefoot in my veins-from watching a telenovela
Rehearsing different ways to say, “I love you”
You formed a hundred kisses & told your friends<<<<<<
But here, I go with my fears.
Teasing winds whispering regrets along the way
We will just say we did it wrong and try again.
I will disappear
After I’ve grown enough hearts for others to break them.
We are together
What I mean is everywhere else is ruined. & we are only scared of being alone.