The 9 Wonders Of The World My Ex Lover Planted In My Body

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  1. Twenty-three years ago a cosmic collision
    gave birth to a child of the stars and
    somehow after siren songs we discovered
    the wonder of your body next to mine.

  1. We undress
    as your lips play snakes and ladders
    down my chest, and this is a miracle.
    I breathe summer into you,
    and this is a miracle.
    You stay despite the fog,
    and this is a miracle.
    You leave and I wait, and I wait,
    and THAT is a fucking miracle.
Painting by Jarek Puczel

Painting by Jarek Puczel

  1. You come home to me for fifty-five days.
    Every time you open the door
    my heart goes

Doo da-do,
Do do-do da-do,
Do do-do da-do-do!

  1. When I had you I had the sunlight on my fingertips.
    We drew portraits in the sky
    and spat in the face of anyone
    who told us we couldn’t be gods.

  1. You pull the moon and I feel it sink
    its teeth until my body cracks.
    I am a firecracker banging against the cage of your ribs.
    You fill me with such light they see
    The sunset bleeding out of me.

  1. I put daydreams in your eyes and
    in turn you show me seawater and nebulae.
    Your skin, it tastes like the edge of a galaxy.
    The earth, it spins for you, my love.
Painting by Jarek Puczel

Painting by Jarek Puczel

  1. My mind is springtime for all seasons;
    your room, a bed of roses blue.
    We time-travel and three months seem like a year.
    We were on the precipice of something great.
    (That is the magic of the existence of you)

  1. You cascade down my back like waterfalls.
    You look at me and I am all
    shivers, and want, and yes, yes, yes.

  1. You leave. There is no darkness.
    There is music and I am dancing
    to the ring of your laughter in
    another lifetime. Can you hear it yet?

I am okay.

Sade Andria Zabala is a twenty-four year old Filipina surfer sometimes living in Denmark. She is the author of poetry books War Songs and Coffee and Cigarettes. Her work has appeared on places such as Literary Orphans, The Thought Catalog, The Rising Phoenix Review, Hooligan Magazine, Germ Magazine, and more. In her spare time she likes to eat words and drink sunlight. You can purchase her books here. 

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