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Reflective – Crystal Lee Writes

Searching For Land

We’ve emerged from underwater After the plummet But we had almost drowned The old us lie at the bottom of the ocean We had to let them sink, they were weighing us down Treading is tiring Sometimes we float Like driftwood on the waves Energy has to be preserved We’re not out yet Just merely … 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

Heaven In Her Eyes

I looked into her eyes and it terrified me – in the most beautiful way, because in them I saw so much depth, so much life, so much understanding, such that did not align with that of a 10-day-old baby. She held my gaze. She looked right back into my eyes. I kept telling her … Read more

Life In Fiction

After seven days had passed, I couldn’t remember a thing. I realised that I had lived, and time had flown. Like a dandelion’s feathers on the wind, I had been drifting, but I did not feel lost. There was clarity after the oblivion. There was purpose after the wandering.But was it me who had lived? … Read more