By Adesina Brown
you fell once when you were a child,
scarred your forehead and cracked a rib,
and then got back up to play a minute later.
you chuckle now, and i look up
to find your dimpled smile.
love is just a rib
that endlessly heals
Adesina Brown (they/them) is a queer, non-binary author and poet who centers QTPOC in all their work. Their poetry has been previously published in Minola Review, Exposition Review, Rigorous Magazine, and more. "Where the Rain Cannot Reach" is their debut novel. To learn and read more, please visit adesinabrown.com