You spoke to me in tongues

Lynne Thompson
Jun 17, 2022

You spoke to me in tongues

My body ached to speak that way.

When you touched me my bones sang.

In the burnt ashes of the fire, I tasted a stone

and found it sweet.

I knew you were only my temporary


I could feel our paths diverging


you said you never slept so deeply before.

I scared you when I danced in the trees.

We bumped into each other and we stuck

for a while.



Lynne Thompson

I always wrote (first poem at 6 years old). Tech writer by trade. I have a podcast The Storied Human: see my linktree —