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breathwords

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United States
Writer. Wonderer. Wanderer. Aquarius. I Study Minds & Addiction. Poetry is my Drug. | breathwords.com | Author of Love, Lies and Lullabies
September 7, 2019
 

we exist in this summer haze,
days trailing into nights
we sit beneath midnight skies
painted obsidian and aubergine,
sipping on Guinness and cider
and talking about life
and love
and the ache of it all
we keep waiting on this new moon
to impart its infinite wisdom,
waiting for stories untold
to unfold amidst the stars
but there is only the echo of absence,
a silence that shakes us
so we fill it
with chatter
with chaos
we get drunk on the noise
because anything is better than this
q u i e t
because anything is better than admitting
we have no clue
what is going on
we sit in shadows cast by starlight
and wait for the sun to rise
(maybe it will share its secrets)
- ashley jane

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MOVEMENT
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September 7, 2019
 

cloud swirls paint abstract beauty
across darkened skies
midnight truths fly free as a bird,
shattering looking glass memories
until all that’s left are figments
floating in the mind of dreamers
- ashley jane

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DARK NIGHT
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September 5, 2019
 

i parked my body by the river
and let my soul take in the view
of daylight skies
draped in a nepenthe
of whispers and sunrise
and this amazing thing called
p e a c e
i am addicted to the way
this quiet sings
i wrapped myself in slivers of nature
and let my heart be pierced with love
i watched night fall
into the arms of the land
and it held me too,
in its beautiful darkness
in its celestial magic
in its authenticity and truth
i took a midnight journey
within the stars,
and they soothed the anxiousness
of my meandering mind
they eased the ache in my tired bones
they provided a sanctuary,
a purity of purpose,
a promise
a beautiful breath of hope
(i am finally home)
- ashley jane

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LONE SOULS
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August 30, 2019
 

her eyes hold the summer solstice,
sunlight shimmering through them
as she soothes the roaring riptides
she is the ebb and flow of rolling waves
she swims beneath the surface of blueberry seas
poppy blossoms bloom like fire on cherry red lips,
smoke and poetry filtering through them
as she flies within an opaque kiss of clouds
she holds the soul of a mermaid
and the heart of a dragon
she stitches heaven and earth together
with a wave of silver
and a flicker of gold
- ashley jane

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SUMMER IS A STATE OF MIND
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August 27, 2019
 

sunlight beckons,
wisps of lemonade light
across blush skies
i will place typewritten letters
in old glass bottles
they will sail on silken waves,
little sips for those whose hearts
require escape from the winter dreary
(come closer - let these words warm your bones)
- ashley jane

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BARE FOOT
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August 24, 2019
 

we are creators,
melding mindful moments into magic
we spin sunlight and shadow
into poetry
that mends open wounds
and heals heavy hearts
some days, we make art
others, we become it
- ashley jane

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DEEP LOVE
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August 23, 2019
 

the years accumulate,
filling the space between us
we live in the margins,
avoiding shallow waters
filled with hollow words
we’re all fake smiles
and bitter reminders
and thinly veiled distaste,
the ghosts of what once was
i suppose
i always thought
we’d find our way back
but apparently
some bridges
were made to burn
- ashley jane

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THE SUN
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August 18, 2019
 

i unlock the moonlight
and dip my fingers
in the divine connection
i weave threads of its shimmer
into a ravel of hibiscus,
translating beauty
into a new language
that only exists
in these petals of protection
guarded by ocean waves
the seagulls sing their approval,
already versed in the intricacies
of each new letter
i hope you learn its every curve
and paint the world
in powerful poetry
- ashley jane

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LONE SOULS
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August 17, 2019
 

we reign in the dream sea,
the waves crashing into us in random synchronicity
as we call them home
they recognize the salt living in our bones,
the breath of oceans roaring in our souls
we sit on thrones made of sequins and stars,
dressed in crowns of precious coral
we swim beneath the surface of your subconscious,
modern kings and queens ushering in
the realm of sleep
here, we are royalty
here, we hold hands with the moon
and become one with the tide
- ashley jane

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HORIZON
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August 12, 2019
 

we are moonlight and shadows,
rain-kissed stolen moments under open skies,
we come together on soft, dark nights
to bare our souls to the constellations:
in stardust we trust
we are no longer held captive
by hard hearts and rough hands
call us the chosen,
the free,
the kindred
- ashley jane

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STARS
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August 8, 2019
 

sunrise paints the sky
with a breath of poetry,
all cantaloupe and mint
and the same misty morning blue
that lives in your eyes
we speak in silent languages,
in wisps and wants,
in feathery clouds that flutter
gently against your skin,
in silent pictures etched
across the landscape of time
we are the dream weavers,
the designers of daybreak
wind-kissed summer souls
on the horizon of your mind
we carry warmth in our bones
(we will thaw your winter heart)
- ashley jane

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SUNSET PEAKS
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August 7, 2019
 

i am walking forwards,
but time is moving backwards
and somehow,
i keep tracing your footsteps
i keep running into you
you celebrate
you call it fate,
but you know i’ve never believed in that
not the way i believe in ghosts
or horoscopes
or bonds that can’t be broken
i am trapped
i am fickle and indecisive
i am whispered dreams
standing at the edge of a scream
but never a follower
no, never
so, will you tell me please
why time has me coming around here,
visiting the minutes of your manipulation,
caught in the seconds of your stare
(i do not like the way these hours feel)
- ashley jane

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WHITE CLOCK
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August 3, 2019
 

summer always reminds me of her,
the feel of line dried clean sheets,
the smell of strawberry rhubarb jam
being made in the kitchen
along with fresh bread
and fig cake with pomegranate
i wait by the window for the june rains,
the heat ushering in wistful memories
of the woman who held the solstice in her soul

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FIND THE BEAUTY IN EVERY DAY
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August 1, 2019
 

glimmering gold and lavender love
pretty pulses of healing,
starlight infused into screaming veins,
hope shimmering across the universe of a soul
whose only ever known how pain bleeds,
peace radiating through the home
of bones too familiar with agony
there is a goddess within her,
a warrior finally waking
from an eternity of aching
she sheds the shadows of the past
and walks into the wonder of the present
(watch her become the sun)
- ashley jane

ANGEL OF PASSION
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August 1, 2019
 

you were all wiles and charms,
sensual depths
dancing behind midnight eyes
and lips that devoured my secrets
i gave no resistance
you always knew
how to play me a melody,
a pied piper beckoning
with velvet words and a lyre of lies
i fell for it every time
(but even hearts like mine know
there’s a time for letting go)
- ashley jane

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DAY OF TRUTH
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July 4, 2019
 

greenwood plays on the radio
as summer breathes against our skin,
a sticky haze of heat
fireworks shimmer across the sky,
and your lips hold
the timeless taste of americana,
sweet as apple pie

- ashley jane

FIREWORKS
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July 23, 2019
 

i dropped through the gray fog
on a wild flight beyond the edge of night,
and landed in the colors of June
i fell into a bright burn world
raining roses and stardust
i fell into y o u r world,
all spring breeze and a summer love
covered in sunflower petals,
and i was bewitched
i placed my heart in the hands
of a mysterious dreamer
who painted the skies
with orchids and dahlias,
as if you already knew all my favorites,
as if you already knew
how to make me bloom
i have always been shades of shadow,
but you,
you are a kiss of sunshine
you are a light in the darkness

- ashley jane

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HUG ME
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July 21, 2019
 

you said we used to be brilliant
we used to shine like the sun
we used to paint the town
with the rhythm of our love
but the only color we know now
is the color of deceit
we draw lines across the city,
words etched like hexes
from north to south
you stay on your side,
and i’ll stay on mine
isn’t that right?
we used to be shades of wonder,
of magic, of madness, of mystique
now, we are white lies
etched into a black heart summer,
silence caged in gray
(once upon a time,
we could’ve been the most amazing art)
- ashley jane

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200TH SKYLARK CHALLENGE
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July 13, 2019
 

flowers bloom in deference

to the night

the future of the universe

burst up through the ground,

and I stand amazed

- ashley jane

IQRA
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July 13, 2019
 

a soundtrack of dirt and noise,
opinions flying free
cries spilling from cages,
the piercing sting of words
leaving callous lips
we are a nation swayed
by made up numbers,
bewitched by half truths and fake news
while we remain blinded,
convinced we know best
when the real answer
has always been in front of us
(all we need is love)
- ashley jane

PEACE
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July 13, 2019
 

the sunlight burns in our rear view mirror,
a canopy of flames following close behind
we say goodbye to the bittersweet glow,
our bodies exhausted from chasing
too many unending horizons,
brutal and beautiful and beckoning
nights and days blending together,
moonrise - twilight - ethereal dawn,
each one feeding into the next
like a record on repeat
the highway bends like wisteria vines
and we just drive,
this feeling in our chest pushing us on,
demanding that we
run
explore
escape
anything to remove this ache in our veins,
anything to feed the wild in our hearts
- ashley jane

TRAVEL, EXPLORE AND REPEAT
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July 3, 2019
 

i once liked roses,
but you reminded me
that they have thorns
and that honeyed lines
carry a hidden sting
you’re all poison and pearl,
the cold caress
of pretty words that bite,
a kiss of the abyss
with no love in sight
and i
found freedom
in my own soul shimmer,
all waterfall wonder
and gemstone glimmer
i am a forest fire light,
a full moon magic
that swallowed up
your pitch black night
(my heart is filled
with sunflowers and fireflies,
and i sleep amidst the stars)
- ashley jane

OUR LOVE
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July 3, 2019
 

magnolias grow in the valley
beside the figs and dandelions,
soft souls blooming in seclusion,
far away from the shadows of the city
and the hardened hearts
of those who only house darkness
in their bones
- ashley jane

WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH
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June 24, 2019
 

i dip my head beneath water
laced with smoke and magic,
swim within the obscure,
dive into puddles of darkness
i rise with a smile that hides
a chamber of loaded words
these lips are a loaded gun
...bang.

- ashley jane

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IT'S OUR SECRET
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June 23, 2019
 

you followed me home,
to the place
where shadows bloom darkest,
and let yourself in
dressed with the sun’s secrets
on your skin
all crystalline beauty
and pretty petals
and green-garden-glimmer
you looked like a heartbreaker
with a smile that sparkled
and those coffee and cocoa eyes
but you smelled
like lilies and larkspur
and l o v e
so i let you kiss me there,
in my forest of gray
and you’ve been lighting up
these woods
ever since
- ashley jane

ENDLESS ROAD
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June 19, 2019
 

primrose
and plum stained lips
kissing prints
on wayward hearts,
chipped polish in a shade
called leather and lust
worn on nails
cut perfect for leaving marks,
both made to distract
from the fact
that she hasn’t slept in days,
that the electricity
that once ran wild in her veins
doesn’t spark like it used to,
that she doesn’t sparkle
like she used to
there’s too much fury
tangled within her tenderness,
too much melancholy
bringing her down,
too much ’too much’
pressing
like a weight on her chest
that can’t be lifted
with whiskey
and warm bodies
offering one night stands
but it won’t stop her from trying
it won’t stop her from playing with fire
some lessons can only be learned
from the cras...

MY TIME
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June 18, 2019
 

J -

you taught me that it was okay
to not always be o k a y,
that there are people
who won’t run on the days
when i am exhausted and hurting
and way too hard to deal with
you’ve held my hand
for over twenty years,
and you are still holding on

thank you. i love you, always.

- A

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LOVE IN A JAR
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June 18, 2019
 

these delicate wings
beat with persuasive power,
fireflies turning night’s somber tone
into the softest glow
we dance on the fringe,
bathed in their forest of light
- ashley jane

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THE SUN WILL SHINE
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June 11, 2019
 

you are made
of air and water and poetry,
of paper moon breaths
painted in pitch black ink
you are the undertow
carrying me out to sea,
and i will happily give up
my safety on the shoreline
for the chance
to sink into your deep
- ashley jane

CAVE
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June 11, 2019
 

i run with wolves,
warriors with softly resilient hearts
i hold hands with heroes,
my hesitant fingers bound in theirs
because they give me the strength
to rise above the fire,
to run among the pines,
to break glass ceilings
they teach me how to be patient
they show me how to be
brave
- ashley jane

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WOLF
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