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Blog – Page 2 – Crystal Lee Writes

A Letter: To The Tender

I see you Dragged through Life’s streets by your hair  Shown things many others are saved from Felt things that broke you in pieces you may not recover from I’ve watched the world eat you up and spit you out And you lay there  Heaving from the pain Pain that cannot be seen or touched, … Read more

Cosmos And Fate

She is a seamless painting of our love Knitted together: half me, half himA canvas of fated tiesIn all the years ahead, I surely will not have my soul intact again Not since her arrival has rendered me a martyr for love like I’ve never knownFor through her being I found the most-prized section of … Read more

The Other Side

There she isDancing in the ivory cloudsRosy-cheeked and butterfly-wingedHer laugh floats to me like bubbles across the skyShe bounces, flashing a pearly toothHer plump thighs curling in and kicking outFingers plucking at the candy flossShe twirls and falls back onto the misty trampolineShe is free.And for a second, she catches me looking at herAnd it’s … Read more

Missing From Me

I’ll think of her when the sparrows whistle at 4:00 When the traffic echoes the relentlessness of living And the gardener collects the tree’s lost dreams I’ll think of her when the kettle whines, about to overflow And as we take our shoes off at the front door I’ll think of her when my gown … Read more

A Girl Like Her

I poured my love into her, lacking limitation or reticence From the moment I knew she was hidden inside of me, till the day she was born, through her life, and now. I said to her, whispered in her ear, “You are everything now. I’ll love you forever.” And those words will linger on my … Read more