You were


born of the stars,Screen Shot 2017-03-11 at 21.35.30

fire breath,

with eternity in your smile.

Ghosts of desire

haunt the morning,

listen to their voices,

soft as velvet.

Night lingers, remembering

how we were.



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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “You were”

  1. This is wonderful. I read it in one way and was sad, then went back and read it completely differently and smiled. A perspective shift in my mind making the words take on a very different meaning depending on the distance between the subjects.

    1. That’s what I felt too. We tend to think that harking back to the past must be because the present is grim, but it ain’t necessarily so. Glad you liked it. It’s a gift of the fridge magnets, shuffling round the words you’re given 🙂

      1. I could use some fridge magnets right now, I am shuffling around a poem and rerererewriting it. To the point is has become a collection of fragments. It needs a rest and I need a coffee!

      2. It will all look different then. And if it doesn’t just scrap it, write something completely different and look at it again tomorrow. Or cannibalise it. That’s very satisfying 🙂

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