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March 1, 2011

This week’s Indie Ink challenge: IT’S JUST ANOTHER TOOL


I know it’s time to sleep.

I know it’s time to dream.

When you left me I crawled into bed and craved sleep so I could dream of you.

You came to me then, holding me with your strong, muscular arms so tightly I was afraid to breathe for fear I’d wake up.

Because if I woke up, you’d be gone.


In my dreams, you’re here. With me. Breathing me in.

Holding my words in your eyes, entwined like the strings of my shattered heart.

Your fingers burning my fears away, pressing tracks on my skin to show me you’ll never leave again.

How much would I give to carry those scars with me now? I cry when I wake, aching for one reminder, just one to help me through these endless, yawning days without you.

Night my only refuge, just another tool to finding you inside my soul.

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  1. Every single sentence hits the mark. This is so beautifully crafted, lady. You could almost taste the longing. Well done.

  2. “just another tool to finding you inside my soul.

    Brilliant closing to a brilliant post.

  3. I am in love with where you took this challenge. Truly magnificent, poignant writing.

    And, as you might suspect if you've read through my “Latin” archives, writing that hits me squarely in my heart.

  4. Thanks SO much you guys *tears*

    I had someone very specific in mind as I wrote this. If you've read my blog or book, you may be aware of my story.

    If not, that's cool. I'm glad this spoke to you on some level and appreciate your beautiful comments.

    Thanks, Lil Lass. I think I needed to write this.

  5. Can't decide if I like the last line of the “crawls into bed” line the best.

    Very good prose, Rachel. Thanks for letting me read it.

  6. I can totally relate and love that it's so easy to crawl inside your world through your words.

    Thank you for your brilliance.

  7. Amazing. Every sentence was full of longing.

  8. wordyliving permalink

    Boy, do I know what you mean!

  9. this is lovely and lush

  10. I'm floored by all the love.

    Thanks everyone for your kind words.

  11. I find it interesting how you used “scars” when talking about his touches. It really made me feel the words you have written.

  12. I LOVE the use of the night as your tool, brilliant concept!

  13. Ah, yes, dreams. Where everything can stay as it was, or, better yet, be the way you always knew it could be.

    Lovely piece.

  14. Thanks for following on Twitter.

    Loved the stark imagery and flow here!

  15. This is great. I love this post and really look forward to reading more…

  16. Tender and heartfelt. (Hugs)Indigo

  17. Oh my.
    I salute your courage. I offer love & compassion ~ such a huge loss.
    Magnificent power in your words.


  18. This is really beautiful. And it's one of those moments that everyone can relate to.

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