June 14th
My personal holiday
for existing
for taking up space
for believing that I can change the world
and then realizing probs not
for settling into my skin

Settling into my deep love
for James Baldwin, Hozier, and Idris Alba
for my obsession with my fingernails smelling
of lavender
for my passionate heart
that burns out quickly
for my inability to finish a book
but begin several at the same time
for my deep love of people
and hatred of pointless conversation

June 14th
will not always be
my personal holiday, so
while I’m here
I plan on celebrating
the hell out of it