Made of Earth

July 30, 2013

I could have sworn
my collarbone traced a vegetable garden
and my fingers creaked
like straining vines
my skin like soil
letting me burrow in its depths
until straggly roots as
tangles of fragile limbs
battled through

I could have sworn
I was a shaded flower pot
with stable footing, but
too easily moved
and for every petal, three thorns
for every stem, compassion

I could have sworn
that I crumbled like dirt
and nurtured weeds in
breathless tenderness only to
suffocate at their fingertips

and I could have sworn
that I am made of earth

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

on Aug. 2 2013 at 9:56 pm
swallowedbystreetlights PLATINUM, Arlington, Virginia
45 articles 0 photos 8 comments
Thank you so much!! I'm really glad you liked it!

on Aug. 2 2013 at 12:26 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

BEST.POEM.EVER. how did you even come up with this? ABSOLUTELY awesome :D


MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!