soft contractions gave birth to knock knees, forever turned inward. look how long i can cradle myself! god remade you in the image of my first love, which was always the hunger. a burst of light is just a bird against a window, a slanted curtain of soft silk flaring in the desire to be held. trust me, i have been holding myself in a chokehold since i hit the glass.
Kyrah Gomes is a student from New York who loves literature, fashion, and authentic self-expression. She is currently writing her debut chapbook, and her poems have been published in Cathartic Literary Magazine, LEVITATE, Velvet Fields, and other online publications. You can find her on instagram @kyrah.isabel or being overdramatic on tumblr at @reveri3s.