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The Edges of Desire

A Beautiful Trap

By Stevi-Lee AlverPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
The Edges of Desire
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Dear Us,

The light shifts &

dancing shadows

have unexpected

nostalgic edges.


Edge dwelling

is a skill, as all things are,

& we, the flesh of us,

do it exceptionally well.


Blotted memories

like coffee spilt

on old carpets.

Edges undefined.


Bruised skin remains

where your words

landed with

calculated brutality.


What is this ache

between coming and

going. An edge of

suffering in forgetting?


Sincerely yours,

Us split in two

Stevi-Lee Alver is an Australian writer and tattoo artist. She lives in the middle of Brazil with her wife. She loves bush walks and waterfalls but misses the ocean.

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Stevi-Lee Alver

Australian writer and tattoo artist based in Brazil. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

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  • The Invisible Writer5 months ago

    Bruised skin where your words landed with calculated brutality these lines were so powerful. Great poem

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