Ashely Thompson on Julia Deakin
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Have You Noticed?
after Mary Oliver
have you noticed how certain poems linger
in the echoes of yesterday
how certain triggers replay
a certain phrase
how hanging onto words
engulfs an empty room
how walking through fields
begets velvet moonlit nights listening to you
how spinning a record after dropping a needle
births a mountain of longing and sorrow
have you ever notic...
Monday 7th December 2020 4:21 am
Sleek, below indigo
A mastery of dancing light,
She swims among waves.
Floating nothingness surrounds
Time stopped on beauty
As her deep eyes look up.
And ivory hands
Reach toward sunlight.
Treasured, rare wanderer,
Gyspy of the sea,
Song of timelessness,
and enduring breathlessness,
She swims eternal;
A captor of her s...
Saturday 10th October 2020 7:27 am
My whole body reacts
to the image of you in my head,
As I lay impassioned in bed.
I have never been more aware of the material that encapsulates the mounds on my chest.
My hips move involuntarily, my cl*t pulsates,
seemingly to my quickened heart and shallow rapid breaths.
I can see clearly your lips, your mouth,
those discerning eyes that I love and hate in equal amounts....
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 11:48 pm
~You let me into your intimacy
From a thousand miles away.
My eyes gripped the small of your back
And cried at the renaissance of your skin.~
Tuesday 15th September 2020 9:16 am
Am I making an impression...
Do I leave you bewildered with every expression...
Do you look forward like I do to our weekly sessions...
Or are my scribbled musings akin to aggression...
An unbecoming, pathetic vie for attention...
I find you delightful and have a genuine fascination...
I am curiously eager, feelings bordering on intoxication.
But, apparently in therapy t...
Friday 4th September 2020 4:14 am
When shadows go into hiding
And dreams run wild
I imagine you all stripped down and bare
All facades shed
Thoughts of me invade your head...
Or so I wish, a girl can dream
I miss you, I want you
If only I could scream
These words out loud
Remove the shroud
Say them loud
Say them proud...
But I mustn't disturb the peace
What is unknown must remain ...
Thursday 3rd September 2020 10:20 am
sew my eyes shut
tape my mouth closed
board me up in a box
& send me off
attach the postage
drop me off
at the post
until i see you there
and i hear you say ‘my love’
and i feel you
next to my warm skin
until then, leave me here
Tuesday 11th August 2020 9:21 pm
How many times do we take the leap
Before we realize we’ve jumped in too deep
How many times do we stop to realize
We need to protect our insides
How many times does this heart have to break
This love, you too shall take
He was the one,
Healing the deepest scar,
The wound he created,
Only to tear it open again
As he twists the knife
Churning everything inside of me
Monday 6th July 2020 5:35 am
Based on the opening scene of Stardust Memories.
The clock ticks in desperation to move us along, to where we belong.
Our eyes remain forward, no longer looking back.
The man in seat 2B sobs with tears streaming down his face. He’s left his life in his old place.
I soak in the faces of passengers around me, stern looks all around.
All longing for company, for answers that c...
Saturday 27th June 2020 6:26 pm
There have been numerous occasions where I'd have to close my eyes to stop from crying
Watery; blurry; black
Nights without you are sleepless
But I'm pretty sure you can sleep just fine
Even if you prefer another next to you, it's not that you prefer me
I could count the stars all night, but I'd still never sleep
And maybe I'd always blame insomnia for being the lack of ...
Monday 22nd June 2020 5:07 am
My gums are bleeding again.
There’s a stack of papers that need attention
But I can’t find my glasses.
My truck is making that funny noise.
I sleep too late
Because no one wakes me.
I don’t write
I feel it’s all been said.
I find I’m repeating myself
No one takes me seriously
Your point’s been made:
I am selfish and fickle,
Sunday 10th May 2020 4:55 am
We were reckless with love.
Swans dancing on a lake of fire;
unfinished art searching for the
Quiet & loud.
Hungry & fed.
Bones full of broken stars
with the temerity
to traverse galaxies
hidden between the
braille on our skin,
foolish enough to believe
desire this strong would
take a half-life to
Sunday 3rd May 2020 11:04 pm
world is hushed
but inside we are all screaming
waiting for the tomorrows
when our meetings will be filled with embraces,
with reading a silent stare
and we will know what they mean
not just from a frozen screen
but for a reflection of all time
We are all waiting for the tomorrows
we will no longer meet in solitude
but a meetin...
Friday 1st May 2020 5:11 pm
Just lay your hand
when I´m shaking
because the frost
is running through my veins
Just lay your hand
when my eyes flicker
and all I can see
Just lay your hand
you don’t have to do
you don’t have to say
Just lay your hand in mine
I just need to know
I´m not alone
in the cold
Wednesday 15th April 2020 9:06 pm
Corners caress the bricks
breading that familiar shape,
in which to pace fingertips,
reimagine and fall
the abode of cliché,
the same smitten desires,
plotted here in prints of feet
the way they moved,
the way they moved,
the way they moved,
nostalgic tracks swoon you low
to the floor, roused but not here.
Friday 10th April 2020 8:37 pm
Once when I was young I chanced upon a flower
Wild and free it was the most beautiful thing I had seen
And I wanted it for my own
To care for this flower
To show it off to the world
This beautiful flower that was my own
Through spring and summer
I watered, I watched and I helped it to grow
And the flower basked me in its glory as it did so
But I had to le...
Monday 6th April 2020 6:15 pm
A sea of red lights
the hours of rush
is all hurry up
they race against each other
only to be home alone
or tucked away with their lovers
they spent all day
dreaming of their escape
now they must wait
a brief pause
only too much
in the way
what they long to see
Tuesday 10th March 2020 3:11 am
How many times does it cross your mind
Maybe a thousand times
I’d rather have you near
Than only have your poems reciting in my ear
Sure, they comfort me
But most days and nights I need you miserably
And those heartbreaking songs
They make me feel like we belong
Despite the truth of our existence
I wish to be in your presence
So here’s another love poem
Sunday 1st March 2020 5:27 am
Be my brightest night
When I felt that sun glow touch
Emanate from your soft smile
Coldest wind be the
Torture of my skin
While your love seals me in
The violet of the dawning sky
The scarlet of the new sunrise
Is all I feel when you’re nearby…
This is but a memory…
Grab my heart and never let go
Do you remember that ...
Monday 17th February 2020 9:06 am
Kind and caring.
How I fall for this disarming lie
Capturing and setting adrift.
A mind so confused
Looking for a missing muse.
There was a sign
Didn’t you see?
A warning of note
But no, you let it free.
Heart so soft and bruised
She doesn’t need to be used
But…it’s her fault
She must bring it to a halt
Monday 17th February 2020 8:49 am
I long for warm hugs on rainy nights
I long for good conversations on sunny days
I long for you in a world that’s tough on us
I long for you in a time that isn’t yet for us
I long for us.
Saturday 18th January 2020 2:30 am
I saw you
I saw you wait
I saw you stared
I saw you walked by
I saw you dropped your shoulders and sighed
I wish you could have seen me staring at you too.
Saturday 18th January 2020 2:06 am
A lonely boy in a sea of lonely nights
in that last hour of the day
capturing words he wishes he had said
writing them down
so they’re out of his head
Music fills the air
soothing the tension
lessening the cares
Take a trip to the other side:
what makes the other person tick,
what makes them come alive,
what’s in their head they’re trying to hide
Sunday 12th January 2020 2:58 pm