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Ali is a young writer who lives in Manila, Philippines. She has the heart for words and soul for poetry.


She looks at me
a pekish woman
hungry to disgrace my surface
My one persona

How shallow people are
when they only see superficial
they see only the craters of the moon
not how it shines

tell me old woman
tell me maiden
tell me something in whispers
what's the meaning of pleasant?

my flaws
feel grateful?
it makes you feel safe
unharmed by the corrosive chatters about your being

I am my skin
though I'm not solely skin
I have veins and roots and words and stars
everyone has

everyone is something inside everything
you think?
you know?
you don't.

© 2019 Ani

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