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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, March 22, 2013

We Regret To Inform You

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In that moment, her world split in two:
Before and After
and the chasm between was too wide to ever cross.
A gulf of time,
created in a second,
now so deep that she was drowning.
The shores held no safety;
memories brought an ache so profound
it rent her to the marrow.
The future held emptiness,
a void into which she feared she would disappear.
Wavering, she hovered in the nowhere,
her core unstable,
her existence untenable.

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

on hearing those words....i think my world may shatter a bit as well....

Truedessa said...

oh..sorrowful weeps within the lines..nicely done..

Helen said...

These are words no one ever wants to hear ... 'we regret to inform you' ~ powerful poetry Ms. Mouse.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh you have drawn this so accurately - the dividing of life into before and after that moment. So well done.

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

WoW,..intense and true to life..well written.
Peace
Siggi

Kerry O'Connor said...

I imagine that this must be exactly how it feels to lose a child or the love of one's life. Very affecting.

Mynx said...

Haunting and powerful

hedgewitch said...

Bridging those chasms is indeed a lifework, and some never can, and anyway, nothing is ever the same. A great response to the challenge, LM.

Sini Rachel said...

There comes such times in our lives - A before and an after. The aches that rent you to the marrow...a rendition that makes you see the depth of the pain. Good words.

Mama Zen said...

I know that Before and After. Beautifully done.

Heaven said...

That opening line is a killer ~

Too bad for her future, to be hovering in the nowhere ~

Fireblossom said...

This is harrowing.