Issue III: Genesis / Brianna Flood

I was born from the stardust of Sagittarius

never lingering long enough

for the earth to take hold of me,

for anyone to

 

touch-starved and touch-staved,

repelling the very thing I crave,

foundations built of sand,

washed away

 

home is an overgrown tree branch

scratching at the window

until it shatters

 

and sirens piercing the silence

 

and empty gardens

full of dirt made of thirst

 

the drought came when

my parents realized

I would never be what they expected

 

home is where everything hurts


Brianna Flood is a native New Yorker who seeks a sense of identity through words. She has had a love of literature and writing since childhood, and that love has only deepened with time. When not writing, she can probably be found drinking iced coffee and contemplating existence. You can find her at @goldlacedink on Instagram.

Issue III will be released on Saturday, 25th September.

One thought on “Issue III: Genesis / Brianna Flood

  1. Home, is something we expect, as children which offers us the protection, the love and support we needed, to thrive, and to grow, but, unfortunately, it never, fulfilled, these particular, fuctions we needed them to, which is why, we are, having, these, problems, we are, having, a difficult time deing with, as, adults…

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