About Tanis Justice

I am a photographer and writer. I have worked in almost every industry along the way. I shoot with a variety of both film (SLR and medium format) and digital (DSLR) cameras. I own Studio A Photography in Vancouver, WA. I do most of my work in Portland, OR.

Anymore

The rain taps slowly and patiently on my window

Dark clouds loom filling my heart

Hiding the rainbow inside

Left by her smile

Alone again

Too early to drink

Too late to feel regret

but there is no regret

I’m in love

Walking, the rain hits my face

It’s like a thousand hands waking me to reality

My skateboard drops to he ground

and I start to push through the puddles

My wheels squealing as they turn, picking up speed

Any other day I’d feel alone

Not today

Today I’m in love

Life has it’s pitfalls

Love isn’t one

Slowly and patiently, like the rain on my window

I waited

Then the dark clouds lifted

and then her rainbow set into my heart

I haven’t been alone since

I won’t be alone anymore

Waiting For… Us

Endless nights

Sleepless

Looking for answers

Searching my thoughts

Waiting for you

Cold bed

Warm coffee

Reading the paper

Driving myself mad

Waiting for you

The rain starts to pour

The cold sets in

It’s time to leave these four walls

Empty and cold

My heart is hopeful

Walking alone

Our eyes meet

You’re as alone as I am

Looking for excitement

Waiting for me

Truth meets

Our lives become one

Walking together

Hand in hand

Waiting for nothing

We’ve found truth in each other

We’ve found love unconditional and free

We’ve found strength from our past

We’ve built a future in dreams

Waiting for each other

Now we’ll wait no longer

Except for the fun to start

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Against Her Heart

It didn’t take long to see

Not after talking to her

After holding her

Wiping her tears away

Brushing my hand through her hair

Under a blanket of stars

Next to the ocean of her soul

Everyone has told her what she should be

He told her what she couldn’t be

She’s heard all the lines before

So I told her the truth

In my hand she put hers

That’s where it stays

Against her heart

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Through Your Eyes

Through your eyes I see a better version of myself
Through your eyes I see endless forevers and countless tomorrows
Through your eyes I see everything I ever needed
Through your eyes I see every star I’d wished upon coming true

When I looked in your eyes
Holding you close
Under the cloudy skies
In the crisp cold air
Kissing your lips

I’ve seen everything

Through your eyes

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Guide

Countless nights searching

Crawling through my dreams

Looking for you

Finding nothing but a ghost

An image of someone I didn’t know

Aimlessly

Hopelessly

Crying out to the Universe

Begging for a sign you were real

Walking past me daily

Hidden in plain sight

Reaching out wanting to hold me

I over looked you blinded by my own desire

and then you were there

Walking out of my dreams

and into my daylight

Moving like the clouds

Shining like a star

Give me the darkest skies

Give me the hardest rain

All I need are your blue eyes

They guide me through any storm

and guide me to your heart…

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Take Your Breath Away

Your smile lights the room

Beaming

Awkwardly you walk with me

Looking at me and then to the ground again

You brush your hair away

You clear your throat

“It’s ok” I say, “It’s all going to be fine”

You smile and pull close

The relief of surrender falls over you

and you awaken to a new reality

In you, the things other men have found strange

I find endearing

In you, the things other men have found challenging

I find exciting

In you, I see a wondrous woman

Searching for stars on her ceiling

Finding love in blue eyes

Awkwardly you walk

but you know you won’t walk alone

Anymore

Doubt and fear fade

and your soul breathes a sigh of relief

As I take your breath away…

A Better Way

I want to kiss you for a thousand forevers

Soft and slow

Holding your face

Running my finger through your hair

Watching you from across the room

Your blonde hair bounced

and so did my heart…

Your blue eyes gleaming like stars

Your smile casting a spell on me

Healing my broken heart

Walking

Hand and hand

I’m daydreaming of you

Of us…

Come to me, my love

Find your way

Let me heal the heart that beats so quickly inside your chest

Let me kiss you for a thousand forevers

Let me show you a different way to love

A better way