Paisley Blue

United States

she/they | minnesotan
INFP-T, lesbian, christian
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est. June 2, 2020

absolutely in love with words
theater geek and musician
trying to spread kindness and love and all that jazz <3

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Message from Writer

christmas trees & memories (#holidayvibes)

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Currently reading: Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

"And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death,
And I will thread a thread through my poems that time and event are compact,
And that all the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any."
-Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman)

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Making my way through this world, trying to help as many people as I can.

cherry blossom kisses dripping from my mistakes

August 30, 2020

FREE WRITING

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the trees drip
cherry blossom kisses
on my water-starved lips
filling the lipstick-stained cracks
and relieving the agony
of life
from my skin
scented candles seep into my
bones, encompassing my senses
the sour taste
on my tongue
lick it off and
wash it down with dewdrops
held in my shaking palm
quick
don't think
step further into the wonderland
of candied spiderwebs and
cold fingers on my arms
remind me that I'm not safe
from the silent reproaching
of the ever-watching violets
even when I leap over
the ghost stream
their eyes follow me and I 
run
recoil
retreat
and the trees whisper their
goodbyes, 
as sweet as 
cherry blossom kisses

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16 Comments
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Thank you so much! That means the world to me.


    3 months ago
  • Landofstories

    I love this poem!
    replying: thank you!


    3 months ago
  • Inimitable

    So dark and raw. Great writing!
    Replying: there are so many great musicals out there, it's hard to narrow down recommendations! I guess a top one would be Hadestown if you haven't already heard it. Amazing music and phenomenal writing. Bandstand, The Great Comet of 1812, Come From Away, and Tuck Everlasting are just a couple other really great ones! My biggest dream is also to be on Broadway, so if all works out, maybe we'll see each other there in a couple years haha!


    3 months ago
  • WinterWolf(#holidayvibes)

    You are so wonderfully talented!!! This is a piece of art I just love it!


    3 months ago
  • dovetrees

    this is so brilliant! 'step further into the wonderland
    of candied spiderwebs'. i just love this! the entire vibe here is goals, you are amazing at writing! the imagery is perfect, and the beginning is such a strong start, too?! amazing.
    reply: thank you so much!! really appreciate it :,) <3


    3 months ago
  • elliem

    "even when I leap over
    the ghost stream
    their eyes follow me and I
    run
    recoil
    retreat"

    This is such a beautiful poem. You are an incredible writer! This part brings the piece to life and pulls your readers right into the poem with you. So beautiful!


    3 months ago
  • beth r.

    replying: thanks so much for the comment!! I love your work too!


    3 months ago
  • Emi

    I love the phrase "cherry blossom kisses." It's so pretty and full of symbolism.


    3 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Wow. This is... wow. It's hard to get me speechless, so congratulations
    Replying: I really get that. The parents who seem supportive but really have ur whole life planned out? 100%. But hey, just be you. If you want to dye ur hair purple, go for it (I bet it looks awesome XD). If you don't want to marry a man, they can't stop you. Just be you ;)


    3 months ago
  • lochnessie

    Replying: thank you so much! also wow, this is SO good! aagh it's just so pretty i have no words


    3 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    Wow, this is great! Also, I love your Anne Frank quote!
    Replying: Aw, thanks! I’m so glad you think that!


    3 months ago
  • abby.a

    I genuinely don't have any words for this amazing piece, but I'll attempt to find some anyway. This is beautiful and almost heart wrenching. Great job <3


    3 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Reply-- Hehe.. Ur welcome ;)


    3 months ago
  • waxingcrescents

    "step further into the wonderland
    of candied spiderwebs and
    cold fingers on my arms"

    Your imagery is so freaking gorgeous! I had such a hard time picking just a few lines to talk about, because I loved them all. You make this seem like a dream-like fairytale, and it's so beautiful. I could read this again and again without tiring of it.


    3 months ago
  • sunny.v

    "scented candles seep into my
    bones, encompassing my senses
    the sour taste
    on my tongue"
    hrnghhhh this is so pretty. your diction is like? through the roof. lovely, lovely, lovely work.


    3 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    "step further into the wonderland
    of candied spiderwebs and
    cold fingers on my arms
    remind me that I'm not safe
    from the silent reproaching
    of the ever-watching violets" aghh in love with this imagery!!


    3 months ago