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Be ocean

My grandmother said be as the ocean baby

I always thought she meant be a big wet thing with no end

thought she wanted me to touch everything,

To be home to millions of living things, be the salt on their tongues, be full, be beautiful,

did I do good?

Be ocean

My grandmother said be as the ocean baby

I always thought she meant be a big wet thing with no end

thought she wanted me to touch everything,

To be home to millions of living things, be the salt on their tongues, be full, be beautiful,

did I do good?

Donté Johnson  23, Seattle

 
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