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When you’re drowning, your lungs will learn water.
You will suffocate and it will take you
but your lungs will learn water
How can you expect me to drown?
How can I wear this gender when it was water all along?

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When you’re drowning, your lungs will learn water.
You will suffocate and it will take you
but your lungs will learn water
How can you expect me to drown?
How can I wear this gender when it was water all along?

Ebo Barton  33, Seattle

 
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FAVORITE POETRY FORM I have found that the most honest stories are not restricted to forms.
EARLY WATER MEMORY Flying to the Philippines as a two-year-old and realizing how big the ocean was.
TO PROTECT WATER Keeping myself and other humans out of it. While viewing or being near it is essential for me, damaging it is not.

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