lavender and blackberry sleep | poem

slip into consciousness at the touch of cotton soft skin

and contrasting fingertips.

eye the waving sultry curls of blond against brown locks,

after closing the satin blinds, drawing in closer the four walls,

existence beyond glistening and diminishing into small nothingness.

the nothingness slips away, slips away, slips away…

understand the importance of this moment

only when this moment has passed,

or better yet when the warm heart beside you has been trampled cold,

when all of this has slipped away, slipped away, slipped away…

succumb to sweet black night—in all of its fragrant, enigmatic comfort–

sugared to its ever-slipping, ever-ending core.

cast the inevitable aside,

and let the pallid angels in their embers sing to you both,

harps strung to the tune of nearly nostalgic fidelity,

and let the breaths intertwine,

inhaling the scent of their lavender

and blackberry sleep,

slipping away, slipping away, slipping away…


Happy Independence Day!! I hope today brings safety in your fun and festivities. ❤

~ Sammicakes

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. I hope you have a fun and safe day also!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sammicakes says:

      thank you, you as well!


  2. judeitakali says:

    This is so beautiful. I can read it again and again 🤩🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sammicakes says:

      I’m so glad you like it!! it’s one of my favorites that I’ve written :))


      1. judeitakali says:

        Well it’s now in my saved, so I guess it’s also a favourite of mine 🌼

        Liked by 1 person

      2. sammicakes says:

        thank you for all your kindness, that’s makes me so happy ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  3. I like “blackberry sleep” very interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sammicakes says:

      thank you!! I liked the concept of it because it seems very bittersweet and peaceful. thank you for all the lovely comments ❤


  4. Karina T. says:

    So beautiful and atmospheric, you knocked it out of the park!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. sammicakes says:

      thank you girl ❤


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