Midnight Black

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She whispers in abstract,
shades of midnight black
and questions that remain,
persisting thoughts
that will not wait,
not always welcome
or logical,
rarely methodical,
never as love notes
or the soft touch of sin
But, nonetheless,
she is lost in them,
the way they flutter within,
these nameless, faceless
moments of time
that steal her breath,
beating within her chest,
a vault full of memories,
escaping
free

Breath of Words© 4/26/17

photo by Arianna Ceccarelli

For Always

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There’s been too much
bittersweet,
our minds chasing problems
instead of holding on to each other

One day,
we’ll have time
to soak up the good,
moments spent loving
these hearts of ours
so concerned with comforting
We’ll watch suns set
and moons rise,
talk about all the good
in this darling life

Until then,
I’ll wish on stars and love songs,
while holding onto trust
and the sweet kiss of faith

And, we’ll burn bright,
you with me,
for always

Breath of Words© 4/24/17

photo: Felicia Simon

Lingering Demons

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I know we all have demons
You’re mine,
with your clouded soul
all bound in smoke
and your penchant
for diving into the dark
We are two halves
of a melancholy heart
that together are dangerous,
but still
I find myself struggling
to fall asleep,
caught between these dreams,
feeling the press
of your absence,
despite the fact
that your ghost
still lingers on,
a silent shadow
haunting me from
those old songs,
each one seasoned
with your memory

Breath of Words© 4/21/17

photo by Jared Tyler

Waiting To Rise

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We are teardrops and wishes,
a trail of whispers
trapped in glass jars
We call ourselves
unbreakable,
but there are cracks
in our fragile hearts,
and those memories
the ones we pretend
don’t exist,
are simply waiting
for resurrection
They live in
those empty spaces,
longing for moments
when the sky is black,
mist and moonlight,
waiting to be spilled
so they can rise
with the night

Breath of Words 4/16/17

photo by Omerika