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Sun-Reflector

April 24, 2019

Artist,

noun:

A soul that doesn’t believe it’s made of stardust,

and so it searches for a home

in every crease of a fingerprint,

smudged between strokes of brush buildings

and canvas walls.

A soul that wields light and dark

as if their veins run with paint;

also known as

color-bender,

star-scribbler.

 

Writer,

noun:

A soul that drinks from rainwater

and fountain pens,

knowing that one has kissed the sky

and the other has wet the page—

and isn’t sure

which one is which.

A soul that knows stories are

etched into constellations

that it has yet to find;

also known as

hope-breather,

story-bleeder.

 

Creator,

lifestyle:

A soul that doesn’t know

how to give itself a name,

but will let its hands bleed out

before it stops trying.

A soul that has tired of its aching shoulders—

the world is a heavy carry-on.

A soul that hears “weightless

whispering from whatever leak of creativity

has begun pumping lifeblood with its heart;

also known as

light-echo,

human being.

 

Image-bearer,

calling:

A soul that has been crafted

with intentional hands,

and in turn crafts the beating of its heart

with every tool it can find—

even if they are dried lilac branches

compared to budding cherry forests.

Petals painted over scars

are petals still.

A soul that is climbing toward its Creator

with every pulsing art form in its rib cage;

also known as

sun-reflector,

child of the King.

10 Comments

  1. Ariel Ashira

    Woah, Cindy! That is EPIC! I need that on my wall.

    Reply
  2. Evelyn

    Wow.
    Just… wow. O.O

    Reply
  3. Derek Green

    Cindy, I love you. You are indeed, a child of the King.

    Reply
  4. Emma Huckabee (Emma Starr)

    You stole my heart in this poem, Cindy! *showers you in sunflowers and stars and doughnuts and love*

    <3
    These lines were ultra-special to me:

    "A soul that drinks from rainwater
    and fountain pens,
    knowing that one has kissed the sky
    and the other has wet the page—
    and isn’t sure
    which one is which."

    Reply
  5. Isabelle

    This has got to be one of the most beautiful poems I’ve read in a long time…wow! ❤️❤️❤️

    Reply
  6. Mariposa Aristeo

    What a beautiful dictionary of words, dear! ❤️ Your poem reflects the breathings of my writerly, artist soul in ways I never could imagine.

    Reply
  7. Shannon Voeller

    Wow. This is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous! I love it so much!

    Reply

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