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Heart changes

Mountain ranges

I’m still somehow always amazed

Something budding is there

Electric in the air

I can’t say I’m certain, or that this for sure is worth it.

But I do think this is as close as it gets to perfect.

Climb the peak

Drink from the stream

The way it felt on that rock and you next to me.

You are the diver

I am the sea

All encompassing transcendence, making it difficult to breathe.

You’ll find treasure in depths unknown but know you don’t have to do it alone.





Kellyann Bates is a traveling artist and barista, gathering inspiration far and wide. 

She has lived in New Orleans on and off for the past six years, going to UNO for studio arts and traveling cross country. As a painter and poet, the medium she uses is inspired by flow. The movement and change of things with time are a constant in life that she chooses to embrace. 

Editor’s Note: The painting used as the featured image for this poem is by Kellyann Bates.  If you like her work, she has a large collection and also does commissions!  You can reach her at kbdoing12@gmail.com!

Make sure you check out some of Big Easy Magazine’s previously featured poets!  Works by Nolan Storey, Julia Gene Taylor, Sharita Sims, Barrett Banker and Caroline Greenberg are excellent places to start!

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