First Thought After Seeing Your Mouth Smile
Come with every woundAnd every man you’ve ever lovedEvery lie you’ve ever toldAnd whatever it is that keeps you up at nightEvery mouth you’ve punched inAll the blood you’ve ever tastedCome with every enemy you’ve ever madeAnd all the family you’ve ever buriedAnd every dirty thing you’ve ever doneEvery drink thats burnt your throatAnd every morning you’ve wokenWith nothing and no oneCome with all your lossYour regrets, SinsMemoriesBlack outsSecretsCome with all the rot in your mouthAnd that voice like needle hitting recordCome with your kind eyes and weeping knucklesCome with all your shameCome with your swollen heart…
I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than you!
- Warsan
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First Thought After Seeing Your Mouth Smile

Come with every wound

And every man you’ve ever loved

Every lie you’ve ever told

And whatever it is that keeps you up at night

Every mouth you’ve punched in

All the blood you’ve ever tasted

Come with every enemy you’ve ever made

And all the family you’ve ever buried

And every dirty thing you’ve ever done

Every drink thats burnt your throat

And every morning you’ve woken

With nothing and no one

Come with all your loss

Your regrets, Sins

Memories

Black outs

Secrets

Come with all the rot in your mouth

And that voice like needle hitting record

Come with your kind eyes and weeping knuckles

Come with all your shame

Come with your swollen heart…

I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than you!

- Warsan

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