at Mira's home

at Mira's home
by 14 year old Dove Seconds
 
in english my Name means orange
brilliant, bright
Strength
 
but at school it means black
putrid, poor
Untouchable
 
at church it means gray
faded, bleached
Trivial
 
at the park, it means brown
murky, pockmarked
Alone
 
at home it means crimson
bone and blood and sinew
Shatter 
into frozen fractals
that 
Kill me
 
at joel’s home, it means blue
viscous, gelatinous
like
Mercury
that swirls around in his mouth
and sticks to the roof
 
but at Mira’s home, it means Red
Petite, Dainty
Full of life
 
my Name is 
Hope
my Name is
Truth
my Name is
Love
 
but only on days when
the moon has gone to bed
 
only on days when 
ghosts turn to gold
 
only on days when
the stars remember me
 
only on days when I am
at Mira’s home

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