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By Jollin Tan

Here is my truth: mornings feeling
like my shoulders are a cage
of bones bound by metal chains, every
roll and stretch a cacophony of singing edges
cracking against each other in some Herculean
effort to keep my body functioning, when

every shift under your skin is a rising
tide that possesses all possible beauty
and leaves me capable of only (be)longing.


Jollin Tan

Jollin Tan is a writer who does not yet dare to call herself a poet, and who feels weird being called Jollin instead of Jo. She loves cats and sings when she can find time to. These are the things she loves too much to quit: balance, love, words, music, cats, food, and sleep. Very occasionally, she feels fabulous enough to attempt being a rock star.

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