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Paint me, love

A writer and a painter, in a studio alone, lock eyes for a moment, before burying it deep and forgetting.

By Mei LinPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in From Across the Room Challenge
Paint me, love
Photo by Evie S. on Unsplash

Paint me, let me dry on that canvas,

you with your soft brush,

dragging lines and colors, the world exploding from your fingertips.


I will write you into the stars,


borne from the cosmos, hoping that you may wander in it,

I know your curiosity.


Yet our gaze is fleeting,

a desert between us,

a sea of so many other possibilities that we may take.


All the world fell away

when your eyes met mine.

It could not be.

It can never be

With nervous laughter, we hid it, we locked the moment deep within our hearts.

And never did I want to speak more

and say


"In another time

another life

we will meet again.

Bind me with your brush, paint the image of me in your mind, etch it into the depths of your soul

I'll write you until your name is the only word I know, leave it all over the world with my inked pen.

Every story, every portrait will have the other. So we may never forget. So the world may know about us."

love poems

About the Creator

Mei Lin


Hello! I'm a college student trying to publish my stories somewhere and I love creating worlds out of thin air.

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