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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  • 3 days 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.

  • 1 week 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!

  • 1 week ago

    by Mark

    Beautiful win!

  • 1 week ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Congratulations on a well deserved win. Milly x

  • 1 week ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Superb imagery. A captivating piece that had me hooked from "My Airwalks are the color of a cotton candy sky, and I ache for days where I felt powerful enough to fly". Really a very enjoyable read with wonderful metaphors that grip the imagination. Milly x

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