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Watching What You Can't Hold

Poetry microdose: Day Twenty-Five

By Stevi-Lee AlverPublished 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
Watching What You Can't Hold
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smoke-stack girl 

floating just beyond reach


when i said i like chocolate delicacies

i meant mouthfuls of milo and strawberries on spoons


smoke-stack girl

dancing in the breeze


when i said you washed over me like a storm

i meant you filled my heart with rain


smoke-stack girl

swimming inside a bubble of champagne


when i said you leave me empty-hearted

i meant, in the sun, i'm a puddle left to dry


smoke-stack girl

cradling the denim-blue moon


when i said i'm a cloud waiting to die

i meant you're a graveyard in the sky


Stevi-Lee Alver is an Australian writer and tattoo artist. She lives in the middle of Brazil with her wife. She loves bush walks and waterfalls but misses the ocean.

This poem is part of the drains of her mind collection.

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About the Creator

Stevi-Lee Alver

Australian writer and tattoo artist based in Brazil. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

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  • Antonella Rustica5 months ago

    Nicely Written.

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