Inhale, Exhale

by JaneDoeWrites   Jul 1, 2013

My breath escapes me once again,
watching his silhouette blaze as he
lassos the sun to bring me the horizon-
rediscovering the abmbiance of how
august burns red and feeling the
smoke from those charred memories
rise and return to my lungs.

A day to remember, bottling the humid
scent of that matcheless phrase he
left steaming off of my collar, saving it for
quick wiffs for my gloomy tomorrows-
those brief moments break me knowing I'll
trudge home barefoot with my head bowed
by the circumstantial weight of a goodbye rain,
sluggishly dragging my coattail back through
this confusion, again
and again.

My fears paralyze me.

His eyes were a labyrinth I never
minded get lost in, climbing his lashes
like an oak from a childhood dream
where I always felt safe-
How many times must I take that trip
back down Parkway Drive to watch the sunset,
before I realize I belong there,
dreaming beneath stars
with you.

So carry back the sun and
burn me down,
I'm ready to love again.


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  • 6 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette


    Nominated! All I can say... in love with this, Crystal!

  • 6 years ago

    by (Linda) Leavers

    Wow, Crystal. Just wow.

    In my favorites. I really can't say much about this! This is just insane. I wish I knew what to say to this. Wow. Give me until the end of the week to have enough cred to nominate this - and honey, I will. This is art.

  • 6 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    Wow...I'm speechless Crystal and I don't want to be, I want to go through every stanza with my thoughts, and draw out the perfection in the emotion and express how I feel with every word but I can't, I just don't know how to because this is not just raw to me, I feel it is deep and raw for you, it is one of those writes that just touches inside and leaves you open mouthed.