To That Friend Who Doesn’t Realize Her Self-Worth

I want you to know that no matter what your brain tells you, you are more than the image that you see in the mirror. That isn’t the real you. It is your biased version of you.

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Eulogy to a Cat

I watched you die.
I sat in my car
with heat blasting my feet
as you squirmed in the road. I shifted
my eyes— held back the tears
and waited
for the light
to turn
green.