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there is joy
in the tangle of their limbs
in the feel of slick sweat
slowly drying on their skin
in the breaths that mingle
as they lay nose to nose
and their hearts keep time
with each other
there is peace
in that room
in the world they’ve built together
where the chaos brewing
does not intrude
and there is bliss
in the kisses
they share

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Sumayyah Talibah

Sumayyah Talibah lives in Michigan with her husband, kids, cats, and piles of books. She makes jewelry and sips tea in between reading and reviewing anything with words. sumayyahsaidso.com

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