now, we burn bright too.

we wrote letters to the sun,

heartache and poetry

filled with confessions,

stories and reasons

for why we felt too deeply

and fell too quickly

we were dragon hearts and dandelion fuzz,

graceful power and a shimmer of softness

all beautifully broken

and bound within the stars

– ashley jane

Letters To the Ocean

We nursed the shoreline,
penning letters to the ocean,
confessing all the quiet things
that no one ever knows
We stood entranced by the current,
open eyes under azure skies,
holding on to our fear
when we came here to let it go


We thought we could lose ourselves
in the sea’s welcoming abyss,
that these crystal waters
would make all the difference,
but you refuse to leave the shallows,
and I can’t release these letters
making waves in my head

Breath of Words© 8/1/17

photo by Gabriel Isak