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Love poetry, relationships, heartbreak, romance, endings, beginnings, connections

I Was Always the Sun
by Mikaela Cacho

I Was Always the Sun is a coming of age story in the form of poetry. It's about love, the trials and stages of relationships. Connections that end to start a new beginning. It's about growing up and learning to love oneself. To love when it's going to hurt anyway, and to love so one may heal. To find faith in love despite not always feeling it, because the sun still exists when it has set. This collection of poems shows ways to describe feelings that are more than words. The images created are powerful, raw, and deliberate. Romance isn't easy but the sun will rise anyway and hopefully so will you.


you can’t own that flower

the flower belongs to the earth

so why does my heart break

when I see

a blue lotus

when I haven’t seen you

for years

I want to be that flower

the one that rises

with the sun

but I wasn’t going to

be that flower

not a blue lotus ever

because I was always

the sun

Mikaela Cacho is a Filipino-Canadian lesbian, that loves all forms of art. From poetry, to music, to theatre, to drawing, to painting, and all the forms of art that come with those. She is interested in creating anything to inspire and comfort anyone from feeling alone. Art has done those for her and she feels that it's her duty to give back. Everything she creates is from love and she intends to create much more for the world. Born in the Philippines, grew up in Alberta, making art for all the communities she belongs to. Proud member of the LGBTQ2+ community and all her art is made for people who cherish love.


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