Breathe with me

Without her, he forgets how to breathe; he becomes a shore which only says goodbye sending waves away with seafoam kisses, his arms are crossed and his chest tight, water pooling by his toes never reaching his knees. A lonely shoreline and distant horizon washed orange and blue until she takes his hands, kisses each … Continue reading Breathe with me


The pitter patter of rain interferes with tyres, the roll of rubber I'm listening for, and as it swirls down the drain the only thing I can think of is calling out your name.   © Kristiana Reed 2018   Image credit. 


I want to listen to bird song and reminisce about love, about your touch.   Hands which are presents to open, unwrapping each knuckle, finger and thumb. A tongue which unfolds like Christmas ribbon in my mouth, brushes my lips, a kiss.   © Kristiana Reed 2018   Image credit. 


I pulled the sheets forward tucked them into the sides stacked all the pillows and settled the cotton tide,   then you fell onto the bed fidgeting your feet, rolling hills in the sheet left basking in sunlight,   until tonight, when I saw where you'd laid and thought I'd never seen a bed, better … Continue reading Settle

‘You’re mine’

The relief came in waves first with your breathing then with your eyes, sweet rainbow on your lips pastel kaleidoscope of peace across your face.   Relief like summer rain in humid oppression, icy water on throbbing veins, a cold which tightens its grip, stationery then twists as your heart lifts.   There is beauty, … Continue reading ‘You’re mine’