Jasmine alleger
Words in Me
2018
acrylic on canvas
11"x14"

Time it takes some time
But when that’s all you got, it eats
At the corners of your mind
Words, spoken low
Whispered quietly as if
They’re in a language only you and I could know
I am tethered
Draining me away
Draining me away
Deep in the ground
Can’t bury it down
I let it go but it won’t let go of me
Caught in between
With my heart on my sleeve
I let it go but it won’t let go of me
Won’t let go of me
Here in my head
I revisit every flaw
I go round and round again
With each and every turn
Pieces slip away from me Can I trust what I'm remembering
I am tethered
Draining me away
Draining me away
I am tethered
Draining me away
Draining me away
Deep in the ground
Can’t bury it down
I let it go but it won’t let go of me
Caught in between
With my heart on my sleeve
I let it go but it won’t let go of me
Won’t let go of me

-Jenny Owen Youngs
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