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the day i swallowed the sun

May 26, 2018
By saltyranchers SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
saltyranchers SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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the day i finally caught the sun
between my lips
was the day i was set free
from the iron cage
with its iron bars,
that crushed my arms
and shattered my lungs.
i closed my eyes
and let the golden flames
drip down the back of my throat
and coat my tongue like honey.
i felt it spread through
my chest,
felt the thing i
had been chasing
for years
and years
and years.
i watched as the inky blackness
that had suffocated me
for so many silent nights
bled from my fingertips and
sunk into the dirt,
staining the daisies
and wilting the poppies.
a golden bead
slipped
down my cheek,
and i wondered
why my tears
had never tasted so
sweet.
sitting down with the sunflowers,
i watched the cotton candy
clouds
float across the baby blue sky,
and began writing about
the day i swallowed the sun.



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on Jun. 2 2018 at 5:44 pm
NotAikuChalmers,
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Thank you Sally! Very cool!!

on Jun. 2 2018 at 1:14 pm
saltyranchers SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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ugh i love u tHANK UUU

on Jun. 2 2018 at 1:12 pm
devonjss BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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we love a talented queen !! this is so good

on Jun. 2 2018 at 12:44 pm
saltyranchers SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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ahhhh thank you so much

on May. 31 2018 at 1:17 am
Emerald26 BRONZE,
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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. So beautiful that it made me cry.