Sleep State

He dreams  Left hand spanning my rib cage gripping, releasing  Fingers twitching, tickling  I could wake him but he is safe I allow his sleep state to venture If the waters get too rough  I’ll gently kiss him back to me  A precious moment  when a love falls asleep first  Window cracked  cool breeze caressing …

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Total cloud cover  no sense of direction 150 tons of steel  dropping ten feet at a time  Wild whiteout   feeling as if the plane is rotating backwards Gripping arm rests  speeding on sky’s choppy waters  anticipating getting thrown overboard  Eventually spit out  into clear blues  smooth sailing over a never-ending sea of cotton balls  The …

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Dad teaches son  how to prepare a raw chicken for dinner  The same one raised on their land The same one he used to chase around wired fencing A young man flirts with a young lady  as he helps her of the bus Magic seconds only they share  A community clears a field of fallen …

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She is evergreen A Ponderosa Pine arching over the Deschutes River cool water lapping toes She is an unfathomable height rooted but swaying Brushing surrounding saplings whispering her presence She is free Embraced by wind fertilizing land  Helping others sprout new life She is the queen nurturer in a forest of struggling humanities  Forever giving …

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Sand sifting through fingers  droplets rolling down arms Is it chills from cold water? or the surreal feeling of being home with free time Kissing Grammy’s flushed cheek  Silk Smelling of sweet cream and lemongrass We are a team faced up against what seems like  the impossible jigsaw  1,000 pieces, one always missing Eyes meet …

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Sometimes I’m consumed by these urges I want to sprint headfirst and plow into city buildings tipping skyscrapers like dominos crumbling them to ground zero I want to clear the rubble and lay in the land that was there first Nice old-fashioned organic dirt bath coating skin tan with earth   I’m not saying I’m …

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Feeding Forests

Labored your whole life then pushed harder The world shifts in beautiful ways A budding flower vibrantly blooming aqua and violet gold dusted boysenberry veins shimmering, scattered, healthy, strong Climaxed at what seems like your full potential Darling, you have so much more left further to trek on your ascent to the summit This time, …

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Chain Reaction

Pinpoint your freedoms Pure releases dropkicking masses off fatigued shoulders Let them nurture you Bloom an inner peace so prevailing it illuminates outward leaving a permanent glow on dull humanities rippling through glassy waters positively charging daily contacts A sole moment shifting forever’s   - Breelyn Shelkey


Sliding glass door open wide Wind tickles leaves, they whisper us Dusk Pinot Noir legs dance on crystal Heels pirouetting on cream tile Childish with laughter, stupid in love A world cloaked in gold shimmer   Sunrises carry new adventures Roasted coffee amplifying pupils Apricot stained sandstone A gentle squeeze draws browns to blues The …

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We have allowed countless minutes hours sections of days slip away to underserving miniscule irritants.   What are these silly little occurrences stealing smiles? How do they hold this much power over our lives?   Breathe in Let it all go one exhale Take the wheel straighten out hit the gas see it fade in …

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