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Take Care

A poem on the importance of rest and self-care in an uncaring world.

By Camille Ora-NicolePublished 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 1 min read
Take Care
Photo by Do Nhu on Unsplash

Take care.

It's the fair thing

to do in a world

that hates you.


I see you, I see you

I see you, I see you -


I see tendrils of doubt

in hair like witchcraft

cascading down your back,

wrapping around your chest,

choking out any hope that's left.


I see your limbs

held together with pins,

metallic cartilage for a body

that couldn't stop its

mutilation via team salvation

on a grassy field.


I see your heart;

it never healed,

never realized the

blood in its valves

could grow flowers

on its own, it's a heart that's

only had temporary homes.


I see your eyes, empty,

once gleeful of

a closet full of trophies,

a legacy of insanity,

woefully unseen,

blissfully aware -


Please take care,

you don't want to go there.

Unbend your back

and stand, and stretch,

and wash, and rest.

performance poetry

About the Creator

Camille Ora-Nicole

Hi! I'm a writer, artist, placemaker, and producer from Southern California. When I'm not writing, I'm drawing, and if i'm not drawing I'm working on a project, and if not doing any of that, i'm Netflix and chillin'. IG: @oracami_studio

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