rainandsonder

United States

"the audience is only safe when the story isn't about them."

they/them - probably listening to sufjan stevens

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an important piece by outoftheblue- https://bit.ly/3dBxv5r

black lives matter & pride is over but the fight for lgbt+ rights is year round.

bio quote is from the magnus archives

the sea breathes in time to our lungs

April 21, 2019

FREE WRITING

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the sea waves the same way a shaken-out
blanket does: it rises and falls like a
sleeping beast, rearing up and charging
at the jagged shore rocks, casting a light spray.

down here the world feels hopelessly twined,
the gray water reaching from our tired beach
to shoddy refugees with parched, cracked lips
and raving sun above like a scorching leech;

from patricians with pursed brows and furrowed
lips to stressed walls crumbling away,
and buckets under chapped, leaking ceilings
swelling to the rhythm of drops from our bay

where i dig my feet in sand and watch the
world sway in the reflection of your eyes:
hopeless indeed, the silvered sea foam hums
and we walk away to the seagulls' cries.
 
I was out getting lunch the other day, and the restaurant was beside the ocean. This just sort of popped into my head, not sure about the title though. Please consider leaving feedback; thanks for reading!

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3 Comments
  • inkskinned

    I love how vivid your descriptions are:)


    about 1 year ago
  • AbigailSauble

    Beautiful job! Yes, a shorter title would work better here, but I'm at a loss as to what that could be ...
    Love your interesting descriptions. =)


    over 1 year ago
  • Kate Gardner

    I respect your reversal of prose cliches, your pursed brows and chapped lips.


    over 1 year ago