there is a body with no light/
suffocated roots/last breath/a s y m p h o n y.
i don’t want you/to be/a whisper.
i don’t know how to stop/you
my body/has become a name.
i was forced to stand/tall.
i etch sentences in sweaty palms.
it takes e v e r y t h i n g to be here.
the flood is over.