A Million Promises

A Million Promises

by Aimee Nicole

As my condition

slowly curls


(a greedy snake

coiling around

lungs) and breaths

rasp out

quick and hurried,

please know the

one true pleasure

I’ve been able

to measure

during this current


were your fingers

penning promises

to me under

sun stroked skies

in front of

anyone and everyone

who bore witness.


Featured in our February 2022 issue, "Escape"