All she wanted….

All she wanted
was find a place to stretch her bones
A place to lengthen her smiles
and spread her hair
A place where her legs could walk
without cutting and bruising
A place unchained
She was born out of ocean breath.
I reminded her; 
‘Stop pouring so much of yourself
into hearts that have no room for themselves
Do not thin yourself
Be vast
You do not bring the ocean to a river’
 you are oceanic, Tapiwa Mugabe
future perfect (detail) - snejana onopka’s hands photographed by steven meisel for vogue italia dec. 2005

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