A courtyard between us

and still her flame

warms my hands

and I’m wrapped in a blanket

next to a blaze

in the middle of the midnight tundra


I break a flower

from its stem,

twist it in my fingers

let it fall


An earth is

not enough,

I need a galaxy

and universes collide

between her eyes


She draws stares



Illuminating a world

made of darkness

Bringing together

a circle of souls

and leaving them with

their breath tangled in their throats


And I tried to find a flower

good enough for her

but it’s twilight and I’m still searching

by the glow of the crescent moon


And I tried to catch a snowflake

that would be suitable to give

but they melt

in the warmth

of her smile


And I tried to find a comet

more beautiful than her

but I could live a thousand lifetimes

and still be gazing at the sky

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 11/20/15

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My God you are good. And it's

My God you are good. And it's also refreshing to see/find another (possibly?) lesbian writer on this site. I thought for certain I was the only one haha. 


Anyway, this poem hit home. Reminded me of many nights wandering and pondering and losing myself to the sky. 

"It is a terrible thing to be so open. It is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world" -- Sylvia Plath.