This poem is inspired by an artist I have a feeling will become popular very quickly. Halsey just released her first album in August and I’ve been listening to it on repeat ever since.

I draw memories to match each beat
And each breath
I delight in being her
For the moment
And I close my eyes

I feel power
And a kind of confidence that comes
From knowing exactly who you are
She is flawed
Beautifully so
And vulnerable
Exceptionally so
But she is fierce
And the world around her drowns in her flames

She would laugh at a naked lover
And cry at a ruined napkin
Living the present
And lamenting not the past
Nor saving for her future

I revel in the sharpness of it
The fastness, the panic and pleasure
And come back to myself
Gradually, as she leaves
And the beats end

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