Paisley Blue

United States

they/them | 6.2.2020
lesbian & genderfluid | christian

full of wonder

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"My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird--
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand."
- "Messenger", Mary Oliver

"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)


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

bright lights and cityscapes

September 29, 2020


I wouldn't need a second chance

leave everything behind to follow you
watch the rising sun and forget
to care about anything else
we, we are something new

I wouldn't need a second chance

reach up to you, you are my muse
filling my head with all that you are
it's not enough just to dance in the moonlight
you must also love the small moments

I wouldn't need a second chance

you give me something i haven't seen
for a while--hope
it's as clear as the white flags waving from your banner
and I think it will stay longer this time

I wouldn't need a second chance

and i wouldn't need a second chance
The title and the repeating line are lyrics in a song called "Bright Lights and Cityscapes" by Sara Barielles. It is one of my favorite songs EVER and if nothing else, please listen to it. seriously. it might not be your style of music--but if it is, you've found a new favorite song. I've been wanting to write a piece inspired by it for a very long time, and the prompt about epigraphs, well... prompted me :) I hope you like it!


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  • abby.a

    DUUDE I love this! You are so talented! I feel like i’ve seen you grow SO MUCH over the time i’ve known you!

    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Listening to it now! (I've already listened to at least one of them)

    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: I don't think I've listened to ALL of her songs, as I usually get stuck on my favorites (I take obsessions seriously), but I've never heard a song of hers I didn't like. She's a master of her craft.

    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Well I'm basic, so Gravity is definitely my favorite, with Between the Lines, Chasing the Sun, Brave, and She Used to be Mine close behind. One of the cool things about her for me is that her songs fit my voice like perfectly, so they're an absolute JOY to sing.

    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Yes I love her! I listened to Manhattan for like 7 hours the other day because I couldn't sleep (I'm literally not even exaggerating) (I only got an hour of sleep that night XD).

    5 months ago
  • doodleninja

    Re: awwww thank you so so much for the kind words!! <3 ya, it’s a rly nice help with inspiration, so i’ll def be doing more :D

    5 months ago
  • doodleninja

    I love her music!! Such a pretty piece here!

    5 months ago
  • JustAnotherDarling

    Ah! I don't know if your muse for the poem (the one who gives you hope again) is the song or a real person, but it's BeAuTiFuL. You've done a marvelous job with this :)
    And I listened to the song and it made me feel all safe and warm and fuzzy, so I am now going to get up and wrap myself up in a soft blanket. (thank you for a wonderful song suggestion!)
    Re: and thank you :D

    5 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood


    5 months ago
  • beth r.

    yes this is great!
    re: thank you :)

    5 months ago
  • Cosmogyral

    Edgy and peaceful, almost palpable but nice, I like it. It's like a cool summer's eve.
    Re: Thanks, I made the pie pretty spontaneously, just found out I'm a stress baker, lmao

    5 months ago