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Into My Stillness

written by: Christine E. Ray




Put your hand

On my trembling heart

Listen into my silence

Midnight blue velvet

Reach into my stillness

Deeper than you have ever dared

Gently touch my silver waters

Undisturbed in eternal privacy

Your fingertip the first ripple

On crystalline surface



Can you hear a murmur

A whisper

A sigh?

Quiet voice within me that softly rises

Singing an ancient song

Of longing

Of ache

Of homecoming



Rest your head

Upon my breast

My skin warm silk

Beneath your cheek

Let your breath

Fall into step with mine

Closer than we have ever been

To peace on earth

All else falling away

There is only us

Drifting together on the edge

Of waking dream

Christine E. Ray

Christine E. Ray

Christine E. Ray is an indie author and freelance editor who lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the creator of the blog Brave and Reckless and Managing Editor of The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective (Blood Into Ink, Sudden Denouement, Sudden Denouement Publishing, & Whisper and the Roar) as well as Indie Blu(e). Her writing has been featured on SpillWords, fēlan poetry & visual zine, Nicholas Gagnier’s Swear to Me (2017), and his upcoming collection, All the Lonely People. Christine’s first book of poetry, Composition of a Woman, was published by Sudden Denouement Publishing in July of 2018. Her second book of poetry, The Myths of Girlhood, is scheduled for release later this year.
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