Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Last night, we slept on the beach again, waking up cold in the rosy dawn smelling like salt, with seaweed wrapped around our bare ankles. Here, among the lonely cry of the seagulls, we breathe softly, slowly, the tendrils of our hair curling around the rocks as the tide rises. Come down. Come down. The sea calls lovingly. Come down. Come down. And it would have been so easy to just let go. And let my bones go where they would go. And in that freezing water, underneath the deep infinite sky, we would drown and we would drown.

But when evening falls, only my body remains on this desolate shore. Even as I follow your footsteps to the edge of the water, even as my vision blurs and the sand rises up to meet me, I am thinking of all the unspoken words stretched out between us. Why is it that I could never tell you how much I love your seafoam eyes and your voice that makes me forget mine. Why could I never say, I love the bruises at your fingertips and the constellation of freckles along your arms. If you had known how much you meant to me, would you really have left me behind?


16 comments:

  1. I'm so in love with your writing its crazy!! Do you have any blogs similar to yours and mine that you could refer me to? I'm desperate for some honest writing. :)

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    1. Thank you Joanna! I love your work as well. I commented on your blog with a short list =)

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  2. I miss you so much it hurts.

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    1. I'll be home soon. There is always the next great adventure to think about!

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  3. This is so good! I'm glad you're enjoying your travels, everything looks so beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you Louise! I am finally done traveling and now, just playing catch up hahaha.

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  4. Gorgeous. And with your incredible writing, I feel like I'm right there with you.

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    1. Thanks Christine! I'd bring you with me to the mountains and the oceans, for sure.

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  5. I love that second picture! And the cute little lighthouse, this place looks so scenic.

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    1. Thanks Jane! It was really lovely. So cold and windy, but more perfect because of it.

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  6. Amazing shots! Landscape is just perfect. By the way, I'm so happy I found your blog, you take amazing pictures! I follow you.
    http://35mmodreams.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Julia! I am glad you enjoy my work =)

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  7. i love your writing! it's always simple and understated and never over the top. i read a lot so i like to think i'm fairly sensitive to poorly placed words that interrupt the flow of the piece (not that i'm much of a writer myself, but i pick up on it when reading other's work) and i always find yours to be really carefully crafted and i appreciate it!

    little henry lee

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Jessica. I am always very nervous about sharing my writing, it always seems dull and repetitive (I use repetition way more than necessary...) but your words are so encouraging! I will keep writing and hopefully improve with time.

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