Captured

It was all there

I could see it in his eyes

standing so close

I was art

as he painted me with his lens

every eyelash, every freckle

the light dancing in my eyes

a fire burning in his

he pulled the beauty from my darkness

andI stood before him

not just photographed,

captured.

Louise Alexandra Erskine

Butterfly Resurrection

honestly she wasn’t sure how she felt

or was she was ready for

but when she walked beside him

she felt a quiet gentle fluttering in her stomach

as though, just maybe

not all the butterflies were dead

Louise Alexandra Erskine

those little flecks of golden light

shining in your eyes

they are enough to illuminate

even my darkest places

Louise Alexandra Erskine

without ever knowing it

he had taught her heart to beat again

Louise Alexandra Erskine

he took her to bed

and for the first time

she knew

how the sun feels each morning

as it rises in the sky

Louise Alexandra Erskine

it wasn’t the climb she was afraid of

it was the fall

Louise Alexandra Erskine

the walls were high

and time moved slowly

but brick by brick

he stayed long enough to take them down

and what he found there

took his breath away

Louise Alexandra Erskine

The Storm Inside

She was powerless

standing in the face of the storm

so she simply surrendered

watched it roll on in

& loved him till it passed

Louise Alexandra Erskine

you & I

two of the darkest thunder clouds to find their way together

feeding of each others pain

energy filled particles colliding

there was always going to be one hell of a storm

but

my God the lightening we made was spectacular

Louise Alexandra Erskine

The thunder may never have hurt anyone

but beware

the lightning that follows burns like hell

Louise Alexandra Erskine

Sipping whisky in the moonlight with him

calming the storm in her

Louise Alexandra Erskine

There are two ways to survive a storm

batten down the hatches, remain beneath it

and wait for it to pass in its own time

or

rise above it where the skies are clear

Louise Alexandra Erskine

I didn’t see it at the time

I was too lost inside the storm

but you were my lighthouse

illuminating those thundering skies

shining

keeping me safe

&

leading me home

Louise Alexandra Erskine

All of the Ocean

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He was all of the Ocean

and she was drowning in a single drop

Louise Alexandra Erskine

Take me beyond the break water

let me dive beneath the surface

swimming through your ocean

until exhausted

I wash upon the sand

Louise Alexandra Erskine

She was alone

Lost out at sea

&

broken by the storm

But

As each wave battered her

It bought her closer to the shore

Louise Alexandra Erskine

He was her Ocean

She was his Moon

&

Together they changed the Tide

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Meet me at the shoreline

let the ocean kiss our feet

Take me by the hand

& lead me

My naked soul

Cleansed in the water with you

Louise Alexandra Erskine

Safe in your harbour

I forgot

A ship belongs on the ocean

Louise Alexandra Erskine