A poem about questioning the stars

Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

I remember when you said

Astrology got it wrong

That our two signs

Are compatible after all

Where’s that philosophy now?

You’re only showing me

How we couldn’t be more different

Since you’ve turned cold

When you were hot

You were fire

I craved to be engulfed

By your flames



A poem about a soul returning to the forest

Photo by Florian van Duyn on Unsplash

I didn’t find the forest

The forest found me

Like a heart that’s found its other half

Mushrooms tickled my feet

Birdsong echoed off every tree

Stars hung overhead

Shining bright in between dark green canopies

The dense mist guided my path

Home is what it felt like

I wasn’t…



A poem about a one-sided situationship

Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash

Can you just pretend?

Pretend you love me?

Every flaw you point out

Every time you exploit my shortcomings

Can you just pretend

They don’t exist?

Every time I joke, you laugh

Then say it wasn’t that funny

Can you just pretend

I brighten your days?

Every interest shared, you…



A poem about someone who doesn’t appreciate the mundane and the magical

Photo by Chinnu Indrakumar on Unsplash

You say

The sky is too blue

The sun is too bright

The clouds are too fluffy

The grass is too wet

The stars hang too low

The water chills to the bone

The fire burns too hot

The moon is too shapely

This adventure is a nuisance

That life…



A poem about an intoxicating, hot-and-cold person

Photo by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash

Your touch spreads like wildfire

Setting my skin ablaze

Your eyes like ocean water

Calming like the sea

I want to perish in your overwhelming warmth

Be resurrected by your loving comfort

But one more night

And I might not make it

My mind normally a blossoming meadow

Open-air and…



Kayla Peart

Kayla Peart

Wandering through life and wondering about it. Storyteller & poet. Subscribe today for a bit of brightness in your inbox: https://moonflwr.substack.com/