Freewrites, yet not free from you.

by Poet on the Piano   May 9, 2018

My Airwalks are the color of a cotton candy sky, and I ache for days where I felt powerful enough to fly.

I'm sitting on a scuffed black leather couch in a library where no one minds if I never speak. No one bothers me here. My breaths can roam free within cabinets of books and these deep purple walls I wish I could sink into.

But soon, I have to return. To unruly streets that lead to an anonymous home. To a sleep with the potential to rule and ruin all my dreams of clarity. To a mother who cries at the slightest harm directed my way. To a father who says he'll always accept me, even though it's been proven to be false the moment I become "broken" in his eyes.

I swallow doubts while sipping a different reality we could have commanded. Cinnamon and vanilla run down my throat with ease and I wonder why I always choke on the memories of you when you brought heaven in the form of a kiss.

It is almost dusk, and I know I cannot inherit this feeling forever. Daydreams can only be embraced for so long. But please, remember me tonight. Don't doom me to darkness so soon.


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  • 7 months ago

    by Tony

    Judge's Comment

    With metaphors and similes as kindling, this freeform burns with truth and honesty. She tells us about her world, as she sees it. The quiet girl at the library who doesn't talk, and who would notice? It's the library! A mother who feels for her child. A father who can't hide his feelings. She's in her safe place sipping coffee and, in her own way... She's letting us in.

  • 9 months ago

    by mistake

    Very vivid images and feelings are conjured in me by this. Really enjoyed reading it and being transported into a sniper of life.

  • 9 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    This is absolutely a one of those reads where it
    hits the reader with an impact. So vivid and I like how
    you take the reader along with you entwined with your
    thoughts, feelings and reality...truly a touching write
    yet beautifully penned.

    Congrats on the Win!

  • 9 months ago

    by Mark

    Beautiful win!

  • 9 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Congratulations on a well deserved win. Milly x

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