I loved our dance of domesticity—
you making pancakes in the morning,
as we spun around each other
following one another’s lead
for space in the kitchen.
You’d hand me my coffee with a hug
or kiss on the forehead—and for the first
time, I was held and healed.
Marisa Silva-Dunbar's work has been published in Better Than Starbucks Magazine, Chantrelle's Notebook and Pink Plastic House. Marisa is the co-editor of the anthology "Kirstofia." She has work forthcoming in Sledgehammer Lit Mag, and The Daily Drunk Mag. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @thesweetmaris. You can find more of her work at www.marisasilvadunbar.com.