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When I saw you

by Bri Craig 3 months ago in love poems · updated 3 months ago
Runner-Up in From Across the Room ChallengeRunner-Up in From Across the Room Challenge
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A poem about rejoicing and affection

When I saw you
Photo by Melanie Morales on Unsplash

When I saw you


My eyelashes fluttered off of my face

and joined the soft summer breeze

carrying my breath, or maybe, my words.

And the cocoon cracked across my cheek,

shell sloughing down my neck and leaving

new skin exposed to the elements.

Metamorphosis in a moment, watch her

blossom for the first time as petals peel from

her face, pollen catches across her nose,

leaves flourish underneath her lips.

It is January, but this body is blooming.

It is winter, but this body is becoming

saturated once more with sunshine.


And I wipe the fog from the mirror,

And I fall in love for the first time.

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About the author

Bri Craig

Bri Craig (she/her) published poetry in FOLIO, Oakland Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Bourgeon Magazine, Decomp, and more, as well as an all-female play, Purple Ink (Pioneer Drama).

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IG: @Bri.And.Her.Books

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