Polaroid pictures on a white desk poetry about your lips and longing

Your lips
have already written stories
into my skin,
stories that taste
of both freedom and roots.
Like ripe fruit
on my tongue.
I have already started
for your mouth
to speak more words to life
over my every cell.

And that is to say
don’t let me fall
from your vine.


Featured Image Credit: Iwa Lune

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️