Spell Against Suicide


let it tie you to the land with these lines of love

we can sing for the rising light

wild wellspring beneath our feet

above us, holy night


one drum

again and again

one drum

but never again yours

don’t let go, before you read these lines

the ones that tell you yes, you are loved.


for all the youth, wherever isolated, who might ever feel their heartbeat might be better silenced; and in memory of my beloved sister, her song so astonishingly gone from us. she died of illness, yes, but it was the fear, and the weight of pride, and a lifetime of self-defense against all the ways she felt unaccepted, that made it so deadly. 

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