Drowned by Kayla King

Try to find some trace
of me in the sky. Even
after it clouds with

lost dreams & divine
decks of cards meant for more than
just play. Because I’m

not sure I can find
my way back all alone. Give
me an ocean to

fall into. Just a
sorrowed soul ready to sweep
me up. Please surround

me & drown me in
love. Keep me sheltered in reefs
of coral, crystal

cartilage now new
and healed. I know I broke your
heart. But maybe if

we wished upon a sea
star, waited for the moon to
rise above waves, then we

might be different, changed
by tides and by time. This is
what I want when the

wind is warm & I’m
stranded in skies tinged with songs
leftover from when we

were happy and still
an us. I guess that’s passed now
in celestial

phases of silence.
But I still miss you when I
see silver studded

horizons, dark; true.
They make me think of you &
the way we sank twelve

thousand leagues beneath
spectral seas. I wish we could
have built lives there with

sunken sand castles,
capturing creatures filled with
magic. But we couldn’t

stay. We drifted far
away from that shore. Find me,
before I lose you



Kayla King
Kayla King is a writer of poetry and fiction. She is an editor for One For One Thousand and as such, reads great stories and contributes her own flash fiction. She is the Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer at Young Adult Books Central, which means she loves to read and review books almost as much as she loves writing! Kayla graduated from Buffalo State College with her B.A. in Writing. She received her MFA in Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University. You can find her website and blog at kaylamaeking.wix.com/kayla-king-books.



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