they danced with abandon
on hot summer nights
and set fire to their fears to keep warm
in the cold
and ended each day
with a whispered “always”
never knowing
that forever
could expire

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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