I’m watching the wind as it settles to sleep above me, beating in and out of my ears like the rise and fall of your chest. I breathe out into the air cold as ice, and as the ventilation leaves my lungs and scatters around this moonless city, I lose more of you. You fell asleep inside my lungs, curling your memory around every inch inside of me. I wore you like a favorite shirt, and carried you around like a letter in my pocket. How could I lose something I held onto so tight? Now you are the willow trees that sway in the moonlight below my feet, as I watch the world at night, while I sit on top of the stars. I’ve swallowed your memory  as well as the sun, In hopes to erase your name that sits above my bones, and follows me like a lonely shadow. It’s nights like these when the air is cold, that I feel you in my chest, beating me to the ground like the oceans waves. How I wish I could run to you across the earth, with flowers sleeping around my neck, and the moon tied around my wrists, and hand to you every inch of the earth that I’ve swallowed. But darling I have walked to every corner of the earth, looking for you. And so it seems that you have gone away. So Sing me to sleep inside my head, and I will run away with the moon tonight, inside my dreams.


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Cory Garcia
almost 6 years

Love this :) Its funny how people can be right in front of each other and still be nowhere to be found... well done!

gia frisco
almost 6 years

beautiful imagery

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