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Jasmine Reid

Jasmine Reid
COMMANDMENTS

Bright blues.
 Sea shorn by flecks of gold.
   Drown here. Make like a bottle
   & swallow my stories. Float
     unto shores I will never run,
   reach, or erode.
  Open. At the neck. Sing.
               Something
baptismal
              but without any tales
not evident in the blood.
   Not for nothing. I bleed
  for you. Believe in me.
I bleed.

Jasmine Reid is a twice trans poet-child of flowers. A 2018 Poets House Fellow, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, WUSGOOD? and WATER. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Jasmine is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Follow her at www.reidjasmine.com.
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