And_The_Stars_Laughed

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"half of me is ocean. half of me is sky."

Message to Readers

**The places I describe are places that have shaped me for who I am.**

i run from myself to remember who i am

May 13, 2020

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i run from deep deep oceans of blue gray black &
laugh at the sky pouring waves of cobalt down my throat,
lost times doused in thick droplets.

i run from daffodils and dandelions, salmon-berry shards soaked in
blush-pink memories of when the rain didn't scowl & we could
cling to the rope-swing, mush our Xtratuf's through the slough.

i run through the last frontier & pounds of shell-white 
halibut, thyme-crusted to my skin till i fall through Canada & 
land back home. 

i run from cornfields & red barns & cows grazing past
combs of emerald, lakeside trails sprawled in oak roots,
shoelaces quivering to dirt.

i run from city-air & wash my hands in light pollution,
stare at the sky and wish for the stars,
longing for deep deep oceans and lost lost times.

i run from this body, from these too-long legs and this too-delicate heart.
i run till my lungs burn and my limbs scream and the world is a blur of
color & sound & smells.
i run from daffodils & dandelions,
the last frontier
&
cornfields,
red barns,
city-air
& stars.

i run from myself to remember who i am.
      

 

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8 Comments
  • van gogh's girl

    I love this beautiful, beautiful list. Reminds me of a Ghibli movie!!!! This is such great work :)


    5 months ago
  • sunny.v

    "i run from city-air & wash my hands in light pollution" and "i run from daffodils and dandelions, salmon-berry shards soaked in / blush-pink memories of when the rain didn't scowl" ...my oh my these lines are absolute gold!! your works always do such a great job with really specific yet easy to visualize descriptions of gorgeous imagery. i find myself wondering what these places are :0 amazing job as always!! ^-^


    5 months ago
  • addy_24

    This is so good! Love the imagery!


    5 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    Simply awesome!!


    5 months ago
  • mia_:)

    This is amazing! the formatting is so effective and your sensory details were fabulous! "wash my hands in light pollution" is literally so creative! Same with all your lines! Just, wow! I want to hug you and your writing right now (would some of this talent rub off on me . . .?)


    5 months ago
  • Dmoral

    "i run from cornfields & red barns & cows grazing past / combs of emerald, lakeside trails sprawled in oak roots, / shoelaces quivering to dirt."
    this line hits & makes me think of my small town blues omg this imagery and power here is aMAZing.

    also, great use of repetition.


    5 months ago
  • joella

    wow, this is amazing!! the last line hit home


    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    The symbolism and format and everything is *chef's kiss*


    5 months ago