Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

I Made a Blueprint for Breathing

Because our world is always on fire somewhere

Soft sunset view from highway.
Photo courtesy of shea or jane martin (depending on who you ask).

They said firefighters were coming on Friday. I spent the week in mirrors preparing the perfect smile for my fire truck photo. Head tilt to the left. Neck up just a bit. Grin. Open your eyes. Don’t say cheese — it’s a trap.




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shea martin

shea martin

boston-based lit educator, researcher, and mixtape maker raised at the intersections of gospel and go-go. find [them] dreaming and working toward liberation.

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