Jasmine Alleva

Photo by Jordan Clarke on Unsplash

Some nights are like this:
glass of water and two tylenol
you and your saline cheeks
waiting for 2 am softness
your nectarine heart
how it is sweet and dripping
a hybrid; you think you are all chemicals
maybe so
but wait —
before you dream build
this was another day
maybe you think you are alone
but the dandelions have grown over the backyard
and close up in the dark
tomorrow they will be open
gold over gold over possibility
and you will turn to the sun with them
your bodies rising to wishes

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Jasmine Alleva

Jasmine Alleva

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, growing up in a warehouse in Anchorage's industrial district. Now I live in airports and stand in front of cameras.