I Rode a Giraffe

A poem

Aug 1, 2020 · 1 min read
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I rode a giraffe once

I lied
I didn’t mean to
I just wish I did

Here are some more lies (except they’re not lies anymore)

I saw a burning asteroid falling into the ocean
I felt the warmth of the light of a firefly
I married a girl who sat next to me on an airplane
I held a crocodile egg and put it back gently in the nest
I drank fermented milk in a house made from cow dung
I know a word meaning the sunlight that sieves through the leaves of trees*
I remember the silence in the water when I dived from the old wooden board

*木漏れ日 (Komorebi)

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