A Friend Like You:
I want to be a friend like you.
You told me that we met a long time ago
in a space both silent and cold.
There we drifted
side by side
as tiny crystals twirled down upon your ground.
With eyes of approval and a chuckle
you said to me,
“My child let’s be friends, crawl inside my warmth.”
to breathe free
with an ice-cold shudder
from the depths of the gut
and out through the mouth and the nose.
One of my favorite projects of 2017 has been collaborating with poet and musician @eyesofapearl
I had the pleasure of translating her writing into illustrations.