I Want To Live

I am going to write fire…


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I want to live
the rest of my life,
however long or short,
with as much sweetness
as I can decently manage,
loving all the people I love,
and doing as much as I can
of the work I still have to do.
I am going to write fire
until it comes out of my ears,
my eyes, my nose holes-everywhere.
Until it’s every breath I breathe.
I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor!

~ Audrey Lourde