The colour of my smile isn’t the rosy red the fairytales said it would be. It's smeared clear lipgloss and the salty taste of tears. It's yellow, blue or every shade breathing within a rainbow. It's pulled taut, barely shown or the pearly-white gates on judgement day. It's good enough - rosy red or not. … Continue reading Rosy red
The bubbles in the kettle begin to pop, and steam evaporates from the lip of my mug. You appear as a silhouette in the doorway; a phantom whose existence is always felt. To describe you any other way would be to hurt myself, because I would have to admit you frighten me. You make me … Continue reading Bitterness
a broken wrist / and buttered lips / a pain which rides beneath the smile / and surface / behind mascara eyes / a dull ache you cannot strap / nor stem the blood with a torniquet / it flows / like rivers in Spring / an ocean which stings / soddens your clothes / … Continue reading The anatomy of melancholy
I believe this to be my redemption; summer sun and daisy yellow, buttercup chin and a hopeful tomorrow. The breeze sings soft, the trees keep in time waltzing like the wheat, the pillowcases hanging out on the line. Buds bloom like friendly hands and stretch upward meeting the endless blue sky and I wait. I … Continue reading Daisy yellow
The clouds looked as if they had been painted by a child today. Bright blue sky with titanium white squiggled lumps of fluff. Their playful innocence made me smile; they turned back time to a schoolyard smelling of freshly cut grass and rain. I saw the girl in the gingham summer dress, masquerading as a … Continue reading Reincarnation
I recognise the girl in the mirror. Her flaws, regrets and wishes. How negative thoughts precede and follow the good ones. She thinks and breathes in breezes, gales, thunderstorms and tsunamis. She blinks and echoes of sunlight fill her misty eyes - crystal spots of sight, the light at the end of every tunnel. Every … Continue reading Unfinished tunnels
It's here! Between the Trees, my debut collection is now yours to purchase if you wish. At the moment only paperback is available but the Kindle version shall be up soon. Thank you for the support you have given me over the last three years when I first began this blog in 2016. A special … Continue reading Between the Trees by Kristiana Reed
https://soundcloud.com/user-798168065-197387209/the-meadow-kristiana-reed Between the Trees, Kristiana Reed's debut poetry collection, is out tomorrow on May 19th.
https://soundcloud.com/user-798168065-197387209/she-was-a-bird-kristiana-reed Between the Trees is Kristiana Reed's debut poetry collection. It will be available on Amazon from May 19th 2019.
https://soundcloud.com/user-798168065-197387209/the-vale-kristiana-reed Between the Trees is Kristiana Reed's debut poetry collection. It will be available on Amazon from May 19th 2019.