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. If he makes you feel lonely, leave

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If he makes you feel lonely, leave

Leave for the opaque moon

For Nina Simone, for the struggle, for a kiss

For the dead writers breathing inside your bones

For that friend who knows perfectly your interior whereabouts

Leave for yourself

Leave for what was, and what will be

Leave for a sketchy future that will still embrace you

Leave for that stranger with eyes like the sun,descending naturally on your skin

Leave for the children who look at you like you are a poem with wings

Leave for a feeling that once left you lost in your own room

It was valid. It was real.

Leave, and speak your mind all the time

Until you’re clear

Find what makes you feel audacious, beautiful

Don’t conceal your howls

And romanticize what’s dragging you down

Learn, and let others teach you

Be open to lessons that hurt like wounds

Don’t you know this silent desert is not your destiny? It’s an illusion, it’s imposed

What did Audre Lorde say about silence?Oh yes, leave for her too

Define you

Even if the definition -for now- is synonymous with blue, doubtful, aberrant

Honesty got arms stronger than anyone we love

Be honest, with you.

* Poet and Writer from Sudan.