Anne Blackwood

United States

Theatre kid
Singer (soprano)
Twin (fraternal)
Highly Sensitive Person
Living oxymoron
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy
XXFJ, Melancholic-Sanguine, ambivert

Joined 1/16/20

Message to Readers

Thanks a bunch to Wicked! and dmitra1 for the reviews. SO sorry it took me FOREVER to get around to editing this; I literally couldn't find the willpower XD.

the skies of tennessee

June 14, 2020



my skin tingles listening to acoustic guitar
playing through my half-broken earbuds.
i close my eyes and imagine i'm there;
standing in a crowd of music fans
singing along to songs of heartbreak and pickup trucks.

somewhere in nashville, tennessee
is a meat and three dish i'll try to finish.
i'll take the second half back home so i can relive it all.
i can almost hear the sound of country tunes;
almost sense the energy of "let's do this".

but mostly i am called to the smoky mountains.
my picture of what home should look like
is trees for miles with wandering rivers weaving through.
now i'm scrolling through photos with tears in my eyes.
my daydreams have always been just beyond distant borders.

can i make this far-fetched notion come true?
it's ridiculous that a girl from a fly-over town in northern california
who's scared of spiders and trying new things
would try to move across the country to a place she's never known...

but i still hold onto this foolish hope.
i can't release this wish i have started to crave.
i'll collect fantasies like petals until i can let them loose,
flying up to the skies of tennessee.
Yeah I'm daydreaming about Tennessee again. Sorry if this becomes a pattern.

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  • Emi

    I could read this again and again and never get tired of it! Beautiful work, as usual. Makes me want to visit Tennessee.

    9 months ago
  • A Certain Type of Decisive

    Replying: What can I say? Maybe love is in the air. I'm not sure if it's avoidable through filter masks, but either way, I'm feeling sweet and sappy. There's a lot of bad stuff going around in this world- I am still so filled with love and if I can share that, I will.

    9 months ago
  • Ibex

    Replying: It's totally okay with me if you show that poem to your mom. Glad you liked it!

    9 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Replying: I'm sorry! That sucks! I still crave healthy food too, but luckily I can still make healthy versions of it. There's a icecream called Pana, which I LOVE!

    9 months ago