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ode to love pt. 2

Illustration by 中下游

delicately cup my cool cheek,

as salty tears drip.

gently thumb them away,

and hold my gaze with steady, slate eyes.

tell me i love you without a single word

and cradle me without a single touch.


Alin Quinn is a disabled, mixed writer and poet in the US. Their poems have been published in “Of Love and Dedication”, a Live Poets Society high school anthology, and “That Gray Zine”. When not reading or writing, they especially enjoy hanging out with their dog, playing the Sims 4, and collecting plushies. They are also currently studying social work in college.


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