I plait flowers into my hair each night
Cosmos and prodigy purple holy basil
Spearmint leaf and ancestral red roses.
The braid falls to my tailbone
A second spine
Lacing its way down my flawed skin.
In midsummer dreams I sleep
Absorbing the essence of these
My fae ribs.
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