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Soul Plant - Jiaxin Li

I ask the earth to return my soul

When I was squeezed out of a flesh and dropped on the earth

my soul went missing

There left only this body that makes me cry every night

I reclaim the body like reclaiming the earth

Some scars to plough it

Estrogen as the fertilizer sprinkled down

and some hormone blocker as the pesticide

yes, all male traits are pests

for my soul plant

I tried to reclaim my soul from the earth again

But the earth responded in silence

I yelled to recall my soul


Maybe they become an earthbound spirit

They bound to the earth better than to this body.


Jiaxin Li is an international junior student from Haverford College. They major in both English and Philosophy and live with two adorable cats. The genre submitted is poetry.

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