D Is for Desire

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is not a longing

but a knowing.

It is when you remember

you are the garden

of a thousand shades.

Desire big —

bigger than you thought you could.

But first know —

how you are made of

your own precious soup

of perfect stardust

from an infinite universe,


than any gem.

Let your desires

simply be your soul’s delights.

Go ahead.


It doesn’t matter when it comes.

You are already worthy.

Art from Erté’s alphabet series.

Jessica Wilbert