Breaking across from us now

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Reveal to me the breath of the night sky,
confetti of emotions—
I find myself picking each one and holding delicately
in my palm.
The poetry of your lips
reveal to me the rushed hours, the cloud of buildings
there is an indescribable silence that follows
long after the city pale, dark and cold is illuminated—
don’t tell me
the world at large is collapsing;
take me,
reveal to me the increasing gale of your obstinacy—
I am first light.

 

 

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“There is only what you want and what happens. There is only
grabbing on and holding tight in the darkness.” ― Lauren Oliver,
Hana 💝

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

24 Replies to “Breaking across from us now”

  1. I like the insistent quality of the repeated “reveal”. The speaker sounds like they will not be placated by half-truths.

  2. I love the thought of obstinacy being a positive gale against devastation. If there is to be darkness and cold, being able to feed storm feels like just the thing. I can see the shine.

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