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Sarah Doughty ✧ Wordsmith  ✧ Most Downloaded Author. ✧ Free books in fiction & poetry. ✧ New novel & poetry book coming soon.

Sometimes, when I least expect it, you pop up in my mind. Like someone changed the channel on the radio. Sometimes, my dreams drift to you, like you're a magnet and our story is long from over. Sometimes, I revel in those dreams, allowing myself to be in those moments with you. Being free and open. Being with you. In your arms. Those are the moments I crave, even though you're far from here. Sometimes, I wish those dreams were a reality.
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But then again, sometimes, I know dreams are only meant to stay that way.
— S o m e t i m e s I s E n o u g h
© Sarah Doughty
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And sometimes, it breaks my heart all over again.
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I look up into the night sky, feeling the humidity in the air, sticking to my skin like molasses, and I wonder if you're seeing the same stars. I wonder if you're feeling the thickness in your lungs, just as I am. And I wonder where your thoughts go in moments like this. In the silence. In the night. In the moments when it's just you and the sleeping world around you. I wonder, in these moments, if you think of me as I think of you. With wonder. With a smile. With the memories, even the bad ones, that were worth experiencing. And I wonder. I wonder if you feel my heart calling for yours.
— W i t h W o n d e r
© Sarah Doughty
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I wonder if you feel my heart calling for yours.
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To you, it was necessary. The thrill of the hunt, you once said. I didn’t understand what you meant. But I remember watching you, that first time. It was strange seeing your body move with such grace. Hypnotic, almost. You were lithe, like a lion stalking through tall grass. There was no sound, no sudden silence that preceded the strike. One second, all seemed normal, and the next, the killing began.
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Before I knew what happened, your mouth connected with my exposed throat — every bit a predator going in for an easy kill. And no matter how much I struggled, I was powerless to stop you. But you were never after my life. You needed a piece of me no one tasted before.
— T h e K i l l i n g
© Sarah Doughty
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Though this piece may seem sensual, it's not, if you look a little closer. Sometimes the worst monsters look like humans — like people we should be able to count on.
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It was only a dream, I know that now. Feeling the cool warmth of the moon as it shone down on my skin, naked against the crisp autumn air. Like a doll dancing to a jewelry-box melody, I danced under the midnight moon. I grieve because it was nothing more than a distant memory I long every night to repeat.
— I n D r e a m s
© Sarah Doughty
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I miss the good dreams. I miss the night. I miss the way I felt when I was in your arms.
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You see, you made me see so much more than I ever thought I would. You showed me what love could feel like. You showed me what it meant to be loved. You showed me that the world has so much more light than darkness. But just as soon as you appeared, you were gone.
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And I'm left wondering what is left. What I loved. Was it you? Or did I fall for myself too? I didn't know if I had anything left to give. Anything left to hold on to. What I've lost, I thought it was more than I could bear. But, I knew I would learn to carry that weight. Just as I've always done. Because I still feel the light, even in the darkest of nights. That's how I know I still love who I am. And that's all that matters.
— W h a t I L o v e d
© Sarah Doughty
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This is how to love yourself. You are more than the love someone else can give you.
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It's difficult to put into words, how you make me feel. When I connect the dots of freckles upon your skin, I feel like I'm tapping into a millennia of history. The sparkle in your eyes mirror the stardust that makes up your soul. After the eons of your existence, I feel nothing but privileged to be with you. To know you. To love you. It's like a waking dream, a wish upon a star. But that's exactly what it is, isn't it? A wish upon a star. Because you are descended from stars. At least, that's what you are to me.
— W i s h e s
© Sarah Doughty
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I could get lost in those constellations forever.
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I'll admit. I missed you more than I thought I would. You came out of nowhere and caught me off guard. And before I realized what was happening, my heart already belonged to you. The day you left was the day the sun refused to rise, and I think when I felt that emptiness in my chest — that feeling that I'd had my heart ripped from me — I think that was when I lost myself, too. But, I will relearn who and what I am. Because I know my worth. And even though you aren't here with me, I have you to thank for that.
— W h a t I ' v e L o s t
© Sarah Doughty
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I know I'm more than what I was with you.
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It started small, this feeling deep in my soul. This persistence. A darkened calm before the wrath of a storm. I felt pulled in a thousand different directions, but I was grounded by something simmering. It was a gnawing ache, an insatiable desire. I wanted you in a way I’d never felt before and I knew if I couldn’t have just a small taste, I would fall into madness. But at the same time, once I knew the flavor of you, I’d never be able to survive without it.
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And it was then I knew, this body is a tomb without you.
— C r y p t
© Sarah Doughty
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This is what it feels like to want something you know you shouldn't have.
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If clichés are wrong,
but ring true to us,
how is it a cliché?
I love the moon.
I love love.
I love being in love.
With you.
As a mother.
I love my animals
and wish I could
rescue all of the ones
still in horrible situations.
These things matter to me.
And if that's cliché,
then I'm a cliché.
And I'm proud of it.
— T h e M a t t e r O f L o v e
© Sarah Doughty
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But tell me this, why do we need labels anyway?
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Inspired by my friend @broms.the.poet.
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Illustration by the incredible @carolina_zuniga_artworks.
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I hear it again. That tick, tick, ticking of that incessant clock. That feeling of inevitability. The one you can feel, deep into your bones, that something is coming. Like a countdown to some unknown ending. And you can feel it in the air, like just before a storm on a hot and humid summer day. It's that electricity, the uptick in the wind that carries just a little further. The kind of breeze that will make even the strongest of trees creak as they sway to a silent song only they can hear. And if I'm lucky, it'll come before I lose my mind. Whatever it is that's coming. Because it's the wait that gets me. It's that unknowing. The gnawing ache that will eat away at me until everything hits critical mass.
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Whatever happens, I'll be ready. And I've learned, over time, to assume the worst. That way, it might not hurt so bad. But every once in a while, I'll let myself hope for something better. Like when we shared our first kiss. Or the night we first made love. Those moments were well worth the anticipation. Unfortunately, I won't know about this one, until it actually happens.
— F o r e s h a d o w i n g
© Sarah Doughty
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And then I wait for the next one.
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Apt for today even though I wrote this over a week ago.
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If you want to learn more about my free books and where to get them, head to the link in my bio.
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Soecial thanks to Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, @suddendeneouementpublishing, for publishing this piece today.
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You were my moon. The light in my darkness. The thing that made my nights more bearable. But then you left, as if you were never there at all. Now, I'm left with an oblivion of perpetual night. And when the sun does finally rise in the morning, I won't feel the warmth or register its luminance. Because all that time I spent in the night left me blind and unable to feel anything but you. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is that my world revolved around you. And you left me in the dark. To say that I miss you and your light is an understatement.
— L e f t I n T h e D a r k
© Sarah Doughty
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You were my moon, but then you stopped shining. So I started to shine instead.
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Making an honest effort does not make you a failure. All you can do is try. I knew it was a risk, but loving you was as easy as breathing. I'm still scared I may lose you, and that's okay. It reminds me to keep trying to be deserving of yours.
— E a s i l y Y o u r s
© Sarah Doughty
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I will always try to be deserving of your love.
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If you want to learn more about my free books and where to get them, head to the link in my bio.
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