Zoic: to behold, to be held


(Photo: Charlotte Edey)

Maya Lynn

you may be

imperfect, impatient,

insatiable, insistent

entitled, persistent,

but, o my love,

let me ask you this:

what are you more of than mine?

mine to behold,

mine to be held

by me.


i may be

impossibly insufferable,

indecisive, indifferent,

stubborn, and distant

but, o my love,

till my death,

before all these things, i am yours.

yours to behold,

yours, to be held,

by you


-maya lynn