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Drench my bones
Until they are submerged
With the drowned calls of our mothers

They tell us
Our wrath will come in waves
The sea will part before us
Our tides will rein in the moon

They say God lies at the bottom of the ocean
Each night, she whispers
Who will carry us to shore

Shanzay Pervaiz is a writer and poet based in Washington, DC. You can find more of her work on Instagram @sypervaiz.

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