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stream of consciousness

By Kristen BalyeatPublished 15 days ago Updated 15 days ago 1 min read
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in your

p r e s e n c e

i feel


aware of


words elude


s t i l l


h e a r


i n h a l e


e x h a l e


c o m m u n a l



s e e


s h i f t s

casting shadows

p l a y f u l l y


i l l u m i n a t i n g

that which

only soul


f a t h o m

wind moves


w h i s p e r i n g


sung straight

to the

l a y e r s

of being




u n d e r s t a n d


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About the Creator

Kristen Balyeat

Words fly to me on the wind, bump into me as I'm strolling the city, splash me in the face while I rest by the river, and shake me awake in the middle of the night– I’m humbly one of the many vessels they use to come to life.

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  • Ahamed Thousif6 days ago

    This is a wonderful poem, Kristen... Well done

  • This was so romance, magical and beautifully written! Well done!

  • Mackenzie Davis15 days ago

    Ooh, your form fits this stream of consciousness so well! Those italics are working perfectly to create rhythm. Fantastic read!

  • To be filled with that sense of connection to all that is, was & will be.

  • Paul Stewart15 days ago

    Sheesh...everything you touch is poetic gold, Kristen! This is so dreamy and thoughtful. Every single damn word is doing heavy lifting! Well done and I expect this will be a Top Story before too long!

  • Heather Hubler15 days ago

    This felt like a long exhale :). So good, my friend.

  • A very dreamy stream of consciousness, but grounded in your last word.... really lovely 💙Anneliese

  • Donna Renee15 days ago

    Omg I love where you took this for the ending!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Grz Colm15 days ago

    “I feel you aware of me”..I can’t quite put the experience of that into words but the rest of the your poem illuminates this. Gosh I wish we could feel that all the time. Magical stuff! 😊👍

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