Avoiding this dystopian world we live in with utopian imagery

I want to live where the sea meets the sky

inside coordinates where I have never told

a lie, have never cried. where grass grows

in the deepest depths of the ocean, where

trees breathe underwater, where God does

not seek apologies. I want the sun to love

me back, kiss every inch of my body, caress

me with a burn that lingers at the day’s end.

I want to live where the music never stops,

where people read poetry out loud like it

is the last thing they will do that matters.

 

In this place, war does not exist. all we know

is the intimacy of lips. In this place, there

is no fighting, no flight risk, we all just float

on with the current, without warrant. In this

place, we let the flowers grow beneath our toes,

no one picks them from their home to benefit

their own. In this place, I use the stars as a blanket

and let the moon cradle me to sleep. In this place,

this is all I need.

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