Poem: Insta Love Poetry

A cento is a “patchwork” poem comprised of lines from other poet’s poems with only some punctuation changed. I post new centos quarterly to share what I'm reading and keep the creative wheels turning. Citations follow each poem. This is April 2020's installment:

Insta Love Poetry

"You," he said, "are all that is delicate."

"LOVE ME!" I write.
"Make me a meal that tastes like a promise
in the fireplace of my stomach
to fill the empty parts of me;
my finally-loved body is not [ONLY] yours to touch -
I am both war and woman and you cannot stop me!

In the silence i think about tomorrow.

[And] today, I see in a new light;
I appreciate your softness.
the sun feels so very familiar . . .

I loved you so hard that I softened.


Citations are a little unusual on this one as most of these lines were posted as snippets of untitled poems on Instagram so I am citing only each Insta Poet's handle and the date of thier post unless more information is given on their page.

 1 From an untitled @cindycherie poem on her Instagram as posted on January 14, 2020 (and possibly earlier as well)
 2 From a @leilahalipoetry post captioned "Booty Calls" as posted to her Instagram on September 12, 2019 (and possibly earlier as well)
 3 From "How Am I to Celebrate?" by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emtithal Mahmoud (@emibattuta on Instagram)
 4 From "ember chest" in the book Sticky Notes by Indy Yelich (@indyyelich1 on Instagram)
 5 From an untitled poem in the book Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur (@rupikaur_ on Instagram)
 6 From an untitled @kaeliebetherose poem on her Instagram (as posted w/ her handstand video on January 20, 2020 and possibly earlier as well)
 7  From "An Ode to Fearless Women" by @Nikita Gill as posted to her Instagram on March 8, 2020 (and possibly earlier as well)
 8  From an untitled @nataliaxvela poem on her Instagram as posted on February 5, 2020 (and possibly earlier as well)
 9  From a @thefeministpoet post captioned "Monday morning" as posted to her Instagram on September 9, 2019 (and possibly earlier as well)
10 From an untitled @poetfida poem on her Instagram as posted on September 2, 2019 (and possibly earlier as well)
11 From an untitled @pocketfulofpoems poem on her Instagram as posted on January 17, 2020 (and possibly earlier as well)
12 From a single line @beingupile poem on her Instagram as posted on December 15, 2019 (and possibly earlier as well)