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Two Poems | Sophia Tempest Parsons

Updated: Mar 15, 2019



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I am filled with an all-consuming desire

to wander naked through a desert and talk to god

for no less than forty days

this desire will surely rid myself of all my other desires


I will learn to chant in Greek

neither eat nor drink befriend a

bear like a regular Saint

Seraphim if there are no bears in

the desert I will summon them


I will grow my hair out long so that

when I meet the right man I can

wash his feet with it


my only fear is that

my body is not

capable of purifying

anything




when i get to heaven


EVERYTHING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED LASTS FOREVER / WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN I’M GOING TO SINK MY TEETH IN / WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN I’M GETTING IN THE FETAL POSITION AND CRYING UNDER THE BATHROOM SINK / WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN I’M GOING TO ASK MY MOM TO BRAID MY HAIR / WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN I’M GOING TO MAKE GOD LOOK ME IN THE EYES / WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN I’M GOING TO SMASH THE TAPES





Sophia Tempest Parsons is a poet from Dallas, Texas who is currently lives in Brooklyn with an elderly cat. Her work has been featured in LESTE, Omega, Honey & Lime and others. Her first chapbook, A LAMB HANGS BY ITS OWN FOOT, came out with Ghost City Press in 2019. Tempest is her real middle name.


Twitter: @sophergrace