The Darkest Blue is Gray

The disappearing sun

tattoes me with shadows

through the window of

tomorrow’s rerun.


My mind undone

across living pillows,

my soul mended on

an accidental headrest…

Holding life untrodden.


Dreams of fire and forgotten


calm the storm’s chest.

The rain repeats…

the darkest blue

is gray.


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 National Geographic Your Shot, 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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