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

photo not mine. contact for credit or removal.

Made to Drown

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I tried
bridging the shores,
tried plotting our course,
two different souls
going wherever the wind blows

but my survival was tied
to a sinking ship,
your bloodthirsty words
leaving my defenses
slashed to ribbons

So, I learned that some structures
are made to come tumbling down,
all that was left
now floating with death

I guess some hearts were made to drown

Breath of Words© 7/18/17

photo: Mikael Also