Drink Deep

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there is something about a storm
that’s always soothed my soul,
the way the sky is falling
and the wind is calling,
the way the thunder echoes

others feast on liquid sunshine
and timid turquoise skies,
but I like the power of the night,
the amazing way it creates beauty
while the world sleeps

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so that when daylight comes,
awakening the ocean waves
and the remnants of darkness
fade away,

that is what makes my heart beat
so I drink deep

Breath of Words© 7/31/17

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Gone Girl

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I find myself swallowed
in the low rumble,
the way the earth seems to move
whenever you wish it
while I stand here trapped
by wisps and trails,
storm cloud cages
around a melancholy heart

I’ve started to lose track
of what’s real anymore,
my chest pounding in tune
to your rampant roar,
and these dreams try to trick
and make me believe
I know you look,
but you don’t see
And, your melody
isn’t really for me
(It isn’t, is it?)
No…
We’re just a long gone memory

Breath of Words© 4/27/17

photo by Kevin Radley