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Dear Gwendolyn

Paris Jessie

Skies of blue have faded away
because what is life
without restful taste of love
so, tell me what kept you going—

how many would like to know.

Here comes the sky decorated
to take your voice away
back turned to the stars
so, the vibrant streaks pave a way—

how many would like to know.

From grass blades of pastel
your grace pulls the water
underneath soil, golden and flared,
so, tell me what kept you going—

how many would like to know.

A breath is chanting
what was and now is
stuck between peace and its thrill
so, this is what kept you going

how i would have liked to know.




Paris Jessie is a black, queer California based poet/writer and EMT, working mainly in production. Prior to this she was working on ambulances and volunteering her time to local fire departments. She enjoys being able to give more time to writing. Much of which is rooted in deep emotion, self-discovery, and healing. Find more at iamparisjessie.com.