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shelter in leaves, under trees // poem

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By: burgundy bug

Weeds and roots

Source: Woodsy Walk 03 | Penelope Peru Photography

adam’s apple rots while eve seeks shelter in leaves, under trees,

while internet gurus preach crystals and herbal teas are the key to some supposed inner peace,


i can’t appease the referees on my shoulders,

even when i’m baring the weight of the world’s boulder,

bolder ambitions carve craters in my shoulder blades,

my body aches, my legs shake, i resort to getting baked,

twice, thrice,

i smoke in an attempt to turn goliath into mice,

i lay down to smoke after throwing up last supper,

i exhale memories of that summer,

i tried to walk on water with cinder blocks for shoes,

today, i can’t help but wonder why i still get blue over an inability to recognize you,

err, me, i guess. this face always feels so out of place.

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A cynical optimist and mad scientist undercover, burgundy bug is the editor, graphic designer, webmaster, social media manager, and primary photographer for The Burgundy Zine. Entangled in a web of curiosity, burgundy bug’s work embodies a wide variety of topics including: neuroscience, psychology, ecology, biology, cannabis, reviews, fashion, entertainment, and politics. You can learn more about working with burgundy bug by visiting her portfolio website: burgundybug.com

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