COMMANDMENTS Bright blues. Sea shorn by flecks of gold. Drown here. Make like a bottle & swallow my stories. Float unto shores I will never run, reach, or erode. Open. At the neck. Sing. Something baptismal but without any tales not evident in the blood. Not for nothing. I bleed for you. Believe in me. I bleed.
Jasmine Reid is a twice trans poet-child of flowers. A 2018 Poets House Fellow, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, WUSGOOD? and WATER. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Jasmine is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Follow her at www.reidjasmine.com.
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