you have to chase it.
that thing that tells you…
that there are wilder sunsets
and more colors to know.
that there are still answers for
what's pulling at you.
that the emptiness and heartbreak aren't
where love will leave you because somewhere
there is a lover who will kiss you like you have
poetry and addiction on your lips and who
needs your touch and taste like
mercy on their soul.
and there are all those virgin, unfelt things in you;
still untouched and tender and unfolding.
so you have to keep searching.
for all that soul stuff.
until your intangible aches are in the flesh
and that fire within you is spilling all around you…
i think you have to keep going.”
– butterflies rising
» butterflies rising poem i think you have to chase it. that thing that tells you… keep. going. that there are wilder sunsets and more colors to know is in her book she's flowers and fire and was originally published on the butterflies rising poetry blog