Tuesday, March 29, 2016

north carolina

*not my photo!*

23:15
that's when i'll be departing into the night sky 
39,000 feet above sea level 
39,000 feet closer to the moon 
39,000 feet and stars surrounding 

goodbye, oregon
familiar roads and faces 
i'll be back soon

hello, north carolina
 i don't know you, 
but
 I know someone who did

she sent cards from you to me
never will i receive one more 
for she is up in a place i'll be closer to tonight 

i can't wait to get to know you
this isn't how i imagined it'd be 

alone
i will wander where you walked
you won't be with me
but 
i'll know you're there

i'm sitting here counting down the hours until we meet

18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. This is so hauntingly beautiful. I'm so sorry about your loss. <3

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    1. Exactly the mood I was going for... Thank you Grace!

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  2. Woah. That middle section hit me hard. It is great that you're still chasing your dreams; keep the ones who can't close to your heart.

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    1. I like feedback like this, thanks for commenting Martin! Definitely keeping the loved ones close.

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  3. RT Grace Anne so much. ♥ wow, this. be brave, girl! :)

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  4. WOW. Vanessa, this is so beautiful and so vulnerable. Praying for you, girl! <3 Hope you enjoy your trip to my state ^-^
    ps your hair is goals in that picture.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read it. little nervous about visiting where my grandma lived. I didn't know you lived there, awesome! I'll let you know what I think (:

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  5. so raw and bittersweet but still beautiful. be so very brave and have so much fun darling <3

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  6. This poem really tugged on my heartstrings... it's so soul-stirring and thought provoking, and really beautifully written

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  7. painfully beautiful...touches my heart. <3

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