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by Steph Carlin 


the Pulse of our hearts

beating with intention

opening eyes 

to the beauty of

chromatic spectrums:

the air to our lungs.

bullets pierce flesh

but pride won’t die

bodies may rest,

we still defy.

Steph Carlin (she/her) writes poetry and takes photographs as a colorful escape from her often black and white day job in Finance. Steph lives in New Jersey with her wife Emily and two kids. Follow her creative account on Instagram: @bourbonandbitters_poet.

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