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there were reasons BY: MELANIE HAN the gods took you away they were jealous your breath gave life made streams flow wakened the dormant earth. the gods took you away to prove themselves almighty snap of fingers watch you catch fire, flames licking outstretched toes engulfing your shrieks in smoke, suffocatingly thick. the gods took you away out of selfishness, they wanted you all to themselves. but the gods took you away and didn’t know you still live in the smiles of rivers, the laughter of trees, the heat of desert sun defying the fact that the gods took you away. Born in Korea and raised in East Africa, Melanie Hyo-In Han currently lives in Boston where she’s a poet and a teacher. She has received awards from “Boston in 100 Words” and The Lyric Magazine.

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