what they did yesterday afternoon by Warsan Shire
"later that night / i held an atlas in my lap / ran my fingers across the whole world / and whispered / where does it hurt?"
Being in This World Makes Me Feel Like a Time Traveler by Kaveh Akbar
"One day I stopped in a lobby for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres / and ever since, the life of this world has seemed still."
Notebook Fragments by Ocean Vuong
"Woke up screaming with no sound. The room filling with a bluish water / called dawn."
i am running into a new year by Lucille Clifton
"it will be hard to let go / of what i said to myself / about myself / when i was sixteen and / twenty-six and thirty-six / even thirty-six"
Prayer by Galway Kinnell
"Whatever happens. Whatever / what is is is what / I want."