The smoke curls gently around her fingers
Leering around the skin
Pressing at the flesh
Biting away at the soul

Life darts too fast
Hides too quickly
Lies scattered between the dust of the yawning stars
Falls too quickly from the treetops

The candle glows faintly in the darkness
The red fire speckling the tart yellow of the flame
It is a mesmerizing sight
A holy sight

Two hands
Two palms
Lie cupped together
Pressed against each other so deeply, so intimately

The flavor of the smoke begins to fade
Leaving only a pattern of wisps behind
They decorate the palms
Like soft gray henna

Wishes and desires are coiled around the fingers
Tucked into the crevices between them
Wishes are too strong, desires are too deep
But the pale silky texture of the smoke
Never quite leaves the skin untouched

Her head is bowed
Weighed down perhaps by the strength of her own pain
But yet her hands never quite unfold
Never quite mask the wishes she has buried within herself
Only to release them
When she brings the two hands apart

But she will never

Leave thoughts in the comments below! 🙂 ~pc


2014: A New Year, A New Blog

Happy New Year! 

A new year seemed like the perfect time to make a new blog and make a resolution to keep it updated and running throughout the year, a feat I have yet to accomplish with my other blogs. And it seemed especially pertinent since 2014 is such a big important year for me personally and with everything going on and stress levels projected to scale new heights in the upcoming months, I figured I needed some way to keep writing. 2014 is the year I’ll be applying to college, so you can probably identify with me to some extent.

You may be wondering what this blog is about and what the title, ‘Dreams of Stardust’, refers to. As you might have guessed, this is a writing blog, a chance for me to share my thoughts and ideas with you in the form of wonderfully tangible words. Now the title, to me, is a summation of what dreams and hopes are made of. Stardust is magical, sparkles as it catches the stuttering rays of light, but disintegrates just as quick as sand if let go of.

Tell me what you think of me, my blog, or the blog title in the comments below! Oh, and almost all the pictures I post on this blog will not be created by me.

– pc