A poem

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a whispering part of me
i tried to delete
speaks in the wind.
she speaks in prayers of poetry
she shimmers
comes and goes
and perfumes my being
with her presence.

is her essence.
she is ethereal
neither here nor there
but deeply felt
when she takes hold
like breath in thirsty lungs
she is enchantment…

A poem of pain and possibility

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i know that smile
the one hiding tears
sadness beneath the surface
anger swirls
i know how you walk around
with the weight of a thousand words
on your shoulders, behind your lips
because of the wounds —
betrayal, abuse, racism, rape
confusion, grief, oppression
it aches
deep in your bones…

A poem

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listening deeper
where quiet rains
from the sky
i can taste silence
feed it to me like sapphires
i feel you
next to me
your breath glazed onto my skin like honey
my eyes fill with daises
wonder pulses through my whole body
from the petal sweetness of your gaze.

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Time shatters

I gently bite your lip
And look at you —
There is only you
And me
And this moment.
We embrace
Not in the fantasy of candlelight
But in the truth of daybreak, at naked midnight
On tough, shitty afternoons
And clear sapphire skies
In the rain that life pours
Because sometimes it just hurts
To be human.

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the wind howls
leaves shimmer with color and light
cool air hits my skin
and it is like coming home. …

A poem of struggle and peace

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deep peace
in the belly of the beast
each exhale
extinguishes burnt edges
of anxiety, of striving
the drive to be the best
is so f*cking exhausting
like eating crumbs
competing with everyone
with myself
to be better than yesterday.
motivation goes awry
grit turns to poison.

do you feel…

A poem for the small magical moments

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quiet waters
run deep inside
time finds a new pace.
suddenly all the subtle things dazzle
i find stillness again
it’s still there
even after the demands of life
the bitter end of a long day. …

A poem

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love is not perfect and neither am i
but i like this
the warm embraces
and tender laughter
the way your support
hugs every muscle in my body
like a soft blanket on a chilly night
the way you don’t judge me
on the sh*tty, down days
when i doubt everything i know and feel and am

A poem

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we forget
because some days sting and burn
they leave us shattered
doubting everything.
we try to sprout extra arms
to do it all and be it all
to be like them.
and it’s exhausting.

tears fall
crumbled, disconnected from your soul.
an old oak tree reaches out to say
here, love, you…

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a pot of earl grey tea
casts a blanket upon my eyes and ears
the spicy bold of bergamot
muffles sounds of traffic
the rhythm of busy
fades to the background
and then —

without a million to-do’s to hide behind
who are we?
with just our imagination
and a comforting cup…

Sarah L. Harvey

Writer, poet, lover of truth & nature. Elephant Journal author. Cat lady. Tender heart.

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