Hotel Vendome

Still at home,

I’m still home

But I should have known

I should have known

That I didn’t know…


The room is waiting

It’s dark illuminating

My visions are hanging

Hanging on my bones

On my bones…


Time is a turning key

Staying and leaving

In room seventeen

Will I sleep?

Will I sleep?


One, two, a million-and-three

My mind becomes the black sea

My legs tied to the queen

Tied to the king

Untied to the dream…


Ghosts in my headset

Sing unheard duets

Between the sheets

One remembers, one forgets

One forgets…


I’m still home,

I’m still home…

Inside the Hotel Vendome

Inside the Hotel Vendome

Outside the Hotel Vendome…


Natalie resides in Peoria, Arizona, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her artistic journey has taken many twists and turns but photography and writing have become the primary outlets for her artistic expression. She is an artist at Offset.com.   Her work/photography has been published by Lensbaby, Beyond the Wanderlust, and has been licensed for ads by Samsung and other companies for advertisements. Her best days are filled with trying to guide and raise up her offspring and pups, music, reading, creating photographs and writings, hiking, yoga, cooking, and sky-gazing.  In the social media world, she can be found on Instagram @natalie_a_wheeler, and as a moderator for @theechoesinside, a hub for self-portraiture.

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