A POEM by ELIZABETH RUTH DEYRO

A POEM by ELIZABETH RUTH DEYRO

In earnest confession

Let me feel your lips, your breath, your tongue touch my skin,
            my mouth, my breasts, the corners and folds where I keep my secrets hidden.
Kiss me until they escape the confines of my hesitation,
            until they trickle down from my lips
                          in earnest confession

As my words slowly take shape, breathe life into them. Release me
                                                                                                    from myself.

In the climax of my penance, make me come                undone.
I offer myself, unclothed and uninhibited; accept my repentance. Give me absolution.

Make me pure again.
 


Elizabeth Ruth Deyro is a Filipina writer and editor. She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of The Brown Orient. She is also the Fiction Editor for Rag Queen Periodical and |tap| lit mag, and the Nonfiction Editor for Cauldron Anthology. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Ellipsis Zine, Black Napkin Press, Jellyfish Review, {m}aganda Magazine, and The Tempest, among other places.

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