New Stretch Marks at 23
climb my side, above my hipbone
where hip used to not exist”
“Imagine feeling something one time, and that’s it.
No mulling it over, no rehashing and regurgitating,
no regretting and redoing it in our heads.”
“There is no ice cream in his soul.
No strawberries in his heart.
He cannot swim
in the sea of ampersand.”
"In the Distance" - Julie Hamilton, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"