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These Lines Belong in Love Letters

I’m going to start a poetry series in which I share poetry lines that move me and why they move me. Sometimes I really believe I can turn anything into a you. by #MelissaLozada-Oliva from “I’m So Lonely I Grow a New Hymen” I love symbols and symbolism. When I see specific things, sometimes I see specific people from my life that are known for using those things, for saying those things. Sometimes it takes creativity to see things that are not physically present through things like songs, clothes, or scents. Also, I just noticed Melissa used “a you” instead of “you,” and to me that accentuates this replication of a someone who is not there. i know no love without teeth & have the scars to remember. trace those scars & you have a map to my heart. open carefully. i will not die. by #JoseOlivarez from “I Wake in a Field of Wolves with the Moon” I like how these lines go from teeth to scars and from scars to heart. (There’s probably …