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)

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

bury our secrets

November 23, 2020

FREE WRITING

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and I shot the moon, that night,
as all the stars held each other, shattering the sky
as the silver sun shuddered against the whites of my eyes
and all I could see was how death was so quiet
softer than the beating of life in my chest
and the darkness rained down, bleeding
poetry upon the poet.

and I stole the stars, that night,
when the sunset faded from view and left me silhouetted
against the midnight sky, winter shivering under my skin
and no one was there to see me as the tears fell and struck
the fabric of the night—diamonds i refused
and my pulse still reminds me of the way we breathed
when we still had a reason to live.
handing off the edge of the galaxy I can see
the world fall down at my feet.

the only thing that remains is my heart and my soul and
the cherry blossom moonlit sky
Thanks to HeyThereRose for the inspiration! check out a bunch of amazing prompts here!

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16 Comments
  • anemoia (#words)

    ahhh this is just truly gorgeous. reminds me of a sleeping at last song. (THEY ARE PRECIOUS AND MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC)
    btw, i saw your comment on sunny.v's eurydice piece that you just read bird by bird by anne lamott! she's insanely fantastic, isn't she? someone who really gets life and everything in it. there is so much solid life and writing advice in there. and she's funny.


    3 months ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    the repetition is seriously so well done. this is brilliantly fluid and seriously every line is so so well crafted running into each other. one of the most poetically pleasing things i've read lol, so so pretty. prolly the prettiest thing i've read today <3


    3 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Incredible. Just incredible.


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Thank you!! Your encouragement and support mean so much.


    3 months ago
  • everythingbagel (the cliffhanger goddess)

    re: yeah lol, that was the plan.


    3 months ago
  • em wilder

    oh my! i literally cannot will not choose a favorite line because all of this is magnificent and electric and delicious and wow the imagery and the metaphors and the language and your pure genius! all astounding! ahhhhhhhhh beautiful! <3<3<3
    re: thx! XD <3


    3 months ago
  • everythingbagel (the cliffhanger goddess)

    i posted a few more chapters of "ana + quinn" if you wanna take a peek at those ;D
    ps i'm unliking this so i can have the satisfaction of reliking it!


    3 months ago
  • everythingbagel (the cliffhanger goddess)

    re: we don't stand-y Candy.


    3 months ago
  • rwong

    ARGGGHHhH how do i choose a favorite lineee??? this is so beautiful and i don't even know what to say asdfjkasdkfj; <3 <3 <3 <3


    3 months ago
  • everythingbagel (the cliffhanger goddess)

    re: I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY WOULD EVEN GET MARRIED LOLOL

    (squid as the ring bearer is a given, tho lol)


    3 months ago
  • everythingbagel (the cliffhanger goddess)

    re: thanks! that was my favorite chapter to write thus far. i might venture into ana's pov along with squid's, maybe?


    3 months ago
  • everythingbagel (the cliffhanger goddess)

    I wish I could like this, like 10,00000 times over.


    3 months ago
  • SunV

    I'm not going to paste it, but the second paragraph is just *chef's kiss*


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    "and the darkness rained down, bleeding
    poetry upon the poet."
    The fact that Abby, Century, and I all have different favorite lines is a testament to the sheer craftsmanship of this piece. It's truly incredible.


    3 months ago
  • Century Friend

    "as the silver sun shuddered against the whites of my eyes / and all I could see was how death was so quiet / softer than the beating of life in my chest "
    This poem is beautiful.
    It has a super vulnerable feel, and I just love it. You're so talented!


    3 months ago
  • abby.a

    "and my pulse still reminds me of the way we breathed
    when we still had a reason to live." L O V E.


    3 months ago