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breathing.

binding ropes, pointed sheets
and careful skies- i have all the oceans,
new days, richest nights and brightest
mornings

when i have the feeling
of the roughest rocks
under the soles of my feet-
the wood and splinters in my toes,
the cold metal to my arms,
the most frozen of fingers
pressed to my back.

arms are poison when they're numb;
ever is different when you can feel.

leaning, i have the air against my skin,
the deepest of skies breathing down my neck,
the poison of cradling eyes.

maybe being human is knowing how to feel alive;
maybe being human is knowing when to be alive.

black and white, knight eyes, shivers
seeking home in my skin-

breathing, i have everything-
even with the trains crashing
in my chest, black seeking
the corners of my eyes
and a slow, dancing conscious,

like magic, we don't only have tomorrow -
we seek tomorrow.
promises
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forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! This is just to let you know that I have used your title in my poem life, love, and all that jazz. :)
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ssensory Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   Writer
The fifth stanza is my favorite. But this whole poem is very beautiful. :heart:
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
leaning, i have the air against my skin,
the deepest of skies breathing down my neck,
the poison of cradling eyes.


--beautiful.
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back-bones Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Writer
thank you <3
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towards-eternity Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Writer
featured here: [link] (:
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back-bones Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Writer
thank you :heart: :heart:
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SoloSyndrome Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work, like always
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momo-madness Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Writer
your work just makes me really happy.
all of it.
even if it's depressing.
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back-bones Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Writer
thank you so much :heart:
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momo-madness Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Writer
anytime :heart:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features
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back-bones Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Writer
thanks!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
You're welcome.
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chocolateraisins Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Beautiful :heart:
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xMotherMoonx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A very intriguing poem you've written. The imagery and words flow together very well. =) Thank you for sharing this lovely poem.
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poxto Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love your last line, "like magic, we don't only have tomorrow -we seek tomorrow." It sounds like a Harry Potter Line that Dumbledore would say. Your work is very inspirational.
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towards-eternity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   Writer
absofuckinglutely. <3
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panda-saxophonist Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I really find this one intruiging. Favorite stanza is the 6th, such great little thought on the nature of sentinence. This fills my head with a few indefinable questions about finding purpose and such. You have this way of making generally overused and generic adjectives new and fesh once more, and very emotional besides, which I applaud you for.
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