By Constance Mello
finding you is a monster, a chipped tooth
a militant rebellion and a popcorn kernel
(remind me, again, what was it like?)
get me a toothpaste taste
other smells and
decide, decided, decide,
because; just because
Constance Mello (she/her) is a Brazilian scholar, writer, and teacher. She graduated with a degree in Cultural Studies and Gender Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s Degree in English and Creative Writing. She writes about migration, identity, love, and loss, and has been published in The Ilanot Review, Fearless She Wrote, Latinx Lit Mag, and elsewhere.
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