to burn, to exhume, to obliterate…

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the space. To connect.

At the end of the day, it is all about connection.

There is nothing in this world that can be more potent. This I realize now. I’ve known it forever but not in this life-affirming way that we all want to tear our hearts open and…

why you write

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Writing reveals yourself to you, like a flower reveals itself to a seed.

The seed lies inside, untapped, unopened, unprodded. Given the right conditions you write, the seed is tapped, it opens, it moves, it grows into a plant with roots, a stem, and moves about.

The longing stops, and…

under the erudition of your diction

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My heart aches at the lay of your words;
it ruptures in its beauty, pours out in tears.

I rest my face over my bent knees and weep,
giving myself to the words you so carelessly heap.

I drown in my tears thirsting for a sip of
the ocean of words…

Radhika Iyer

“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.” — Sylvia Plath

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