You never meant to hurt him did you.
Never meant to split man in half,
guillotine girl, you gutted him
Dragged him to the ocean
Hoping he would heal
But the sand and salt seared his open wounds
But you never meant to hurt him
Never meant for the years that followed
To be hollowed by the sound of your name
Still, you hurt him didn’t you
And so you went to back to the ocean
cupping the water within your palms you gulped it down
That he could heal and forgive
and you prayed and prayed and prayed
That that pain, another human you would never give.
Brogan Dinsdale is an English poet who resides on a tropical island in Thailand, preferring to live both barefoot and bare souled where the ocean meets the jungle. She is co-founder of Nude Studio and believes that authentic communication and creativity holds the power to raise the collective consciousness of the planet.