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Petrichor Daydream

April 13, 2021
By ellareadsbooks BRONZE, Cambridge, Ontario
ellareadsbooks BRONZE, Cambridge, Ontario
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Favorite Quote:
"The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon." - Brandon Sanderson

Ideally, I say, our house will be cotton candy pink.

(Hands trail absent through prickling blades of grass, trace

patterns in the dirt.)

And, I add


there will be a bakery, a bookstore

the smallest places to carve

our short lives into leaking sunshine dripping warmth 

from the sky

and it will all smell like petrichor.

(I recall, again, the last time I put my dolls in a box and never took them back out. 

We just keep on growing, tilt our necks towards the light

like sunflowers do.

We romanticize the way our petals fall off.)

The word ‘idyllic’, I continue

is too high an expectation


there will be boys with pastel hair

linen sheets and open windows 

girls who link hands together and smile.

Isn’t that enough?

Is that enough?

(Please, let me be enough.)

The author's comments:

I wrote this poem about building a chosen family with the people you love. 

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on Jul. 24 2021 at 9:38 am
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

I like this poem 🙃