by Ashley Inguanta

a name is what you are,

and a name is a wall

between.  one day


let me be earth, so you may be allowed

to say you love me. for now

i am separate. i'm afraid


that's how i will die, 

and sometimes

when i'm in bed at night, i think,


if i stayed here for two days straight,

no one would notice. my whole life

may be a wondering of why


i am not earth and you are in your home with the lights on.