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Ode to the Jungle: A Love Letter

May 1, 2018

Within​ ​my​ ​body,​ ​beneath​ ​the​ ​bones

a​ ​wildness​ ​thrives ​–

A​ ​mess​ ​of​ ​tangled​ ​vines

climbs​ ​my​ ​ribs

in​ ​search​ ​of​ ​something​ ​Human.


You​ ​sent​ ​me

on​ ​an​ ​errand​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wilderness​ –

I​ ​went​ ​to​ ​hunt

and​ ​you​ ​helped​ ​me​ ​gather

myself​ ​together.


I​ ​told​ ​you

the​ ​jungle​ ​is​ ​a​ ​dangerous

labyrinth​ ​to​ ​fall​ ​in​ ​love​ ​with​ ​–

Yet​ ​deeply, you​ ​rooted​

yourself into​ ​my​ ​forest

where​ ​toxins​ ​synthesize

into​ ​treasured​ ​breaths

of​ ​oxygen.


In​ ​the​ ​early​ ​morning,

you​ ​open​ ​your​ ​sleepy​ ​eyes

beside​ ​me​ ​–

The​ ​most​ ​soulful

shade​ ​of​ ​green

stares​ ​back​ ​at​ ​me.



I​ ​can​ ​feel​ ​the​ ​forest​ ​blush

with​ ​ripened​ ​passion​ ​fruit​ ​–

I​ ​can​ ​taste​ ​the​ ​nectar​ ​on​ ​my​ ​tongue

when​ ​your​ ​lips​ ​prey​ ​my​ ​neck

and​ ​your​ ​hands​ ​honeysuckle​ ​my​ ​hips.


We​ ​blossom​ ​the​ ​flora

and​ ​nurture​ ​the​ ​fauna,

harvesting​ ​Earthly​ ​delight​ ​–

in​ ​the​ ​jungle,

you​ ​wild​ ​my​ ​heart​ ​to​ ​life.

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