Paisley Blue

United States

they/them | 6.2.2020
genderfluid | christian

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"Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild, With a faery, hand in hand, For all the world's more full of weeping than you can understand."

- Yeats

regret tastes like your lips #Decemberprompts2

December 2, 2020


i'm sorry for kissing you in my dreams
our love is bitter when masked with confusion and
the chaos of contact, the way my eyes stray to you
and how you don't seem to recognize me. someone once said
dreams are the fulfillment of a wish but i wasn't wishing for you to forget
how to love me. so i pull you closer, try to make you remember,
because maybe if i say the right things, maybe if i move in the right ways,
you'll come back to me. so i kissed you.
you tasted like grapefruit on my tongue,
sweet but sour on the edges of my throat
and i poured honey over your skin, dripping sweet and 
sticky with love [lust]. and it was no mistake that the sun
broke through the clouds as our lips touched, but
even dreaming couldn't make it feel real.
i romanticized our romance, turned our words into a poem
and thrust it out for the world to see, but
i forgot to tuck them into the pocket next to my heart and
you dissolved into faded photographs and sunbeams and i
was left behind.
i can still feel you, but your aftertaste is sour and
your skin has grown cold. i'm sorry for kissing you in my dreams
because now i'm afraid to wake up without you.
Thank you to Samina, for her wonderful prompt and piece "An apology for kissing you in my dreams"! :) This isn't nearly as good, but I enjoyed writing it. I missed day one, but I hope to use each of the following prompts. This poem was based off of a real dream.

Hope you enjoyed this! Love you all <333


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  • rwong

    re: i don't actually think you missed it :) you were one of the first people who commented—i saw it in the morning, bloodshot eyes and all, and i smiled. so thank you for that. oh and then i made some changes and republished so maybe that's why. anyway, i'm doing much better now :) how are you? <3

    10 months ago
  • crystalline•galaxies

    re: ah, it's good to have someone who understands :) and yeah, i'm not sure how realistic it is to actually update my pronouns every single time they change (i actually wasn't sure that anyone would notice it at all!) but i'm giving it a go.

    10 months ago
  • crystalline•galaxies

    re: aw, i'm glad i could make you smile. that, in turn, made me smile!
    and when it comes to my own pronouns, it really fluctuates by the month (i would say "day," but i don't think that's entirely accurate.) i'm always okay with they/them pronouns, but i go through times when i'm also okay with she/her. i'm going to be updating my bio accordingly, though, so really, whatever is on there is totally good to be used!

    10 months ago
  • Dmoral

    oh my gosh the whole "I'm sorry for kissing you in my dreams" had me wishing i would've thought of that, i'm obsessed

    10 months ago
  • crystalline•galaxies

    i was going to come back and comment on this, but i forgot!
    this piece is absolutely gorgeous. "you tasted like grapefruit on my tongue,/sweet but sour on the edges of my throat" i mean -- you're a goddex, i swear. your use of adjectives having to do with taste really did it for me; they were fantastic.
    re: of course it wasn't an intrusion to read that piece! i published it to be read. it does make me happy that you felt that personal level to it, though, because i really tried to make that come through. love you too!

    10 months ago
  • that one rat from ratatouille

    this makes me miss someone even though i’ve been single my whole lifetime. the power it holds!!! (also it kinda reminds me of “she” by dodie o-o)

    10 months ago

    dang! that was phenomenal. straight up addictive, honestly, I was like "quick Anson, go make sure you're following her!!" and I am, so thank gosh, because this is MARVELOUS. <3

    10 months ago
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  • mirkat

    ok this actually made me tear up... "you dissolved into faded photographs and sunbeams and i
    was left behind."
    and the last part... amazing, brilliant, beautiful. now i have to read samina's!!!

    10 months ago
  • psithurism

    re: I love you too! <3

    10 months ago
  • psithurism

    re: Yeah thanks! They make me so happy, I've been doing really well the past four days because of them. <333

    10 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Did I mention it was beautiful?

    10 months ago
  • Samina

    Aww this is a beautiful take! Thanks for writing and sharing this!

    10 months ago
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