number one

that man is a menace
he would so quickly throw away
the heart
of the holiest of angels
as one does the first slice
of a loaf of bread

he will take as much as he can
until nothing is sacred but
what is left of the air in your lungs
(you will wish you could give more)

this is my final warning
realize that you are phenomenal
guard your heart with
the ferocity of a thousand lions

your time is gold
you, yourself, are priceless

Silvia Jiménez-Montano ’17

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