Exhaling Is Scary

Posted: December 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

too tense to take a deep breath too afraid to let it go
for every e-motion there is an equal and opposite re-motion
love hate nurture denial generosity cruelty indifference kindness
everything is familiar everything either or
we are what we are we are everything we are

family gatherings always make me cry
all that sadness and regret
a sentimental fool a sensitive simp
wounded hatchling broken in the box

hobble on we are all lame in one way or another we stumble and get on with it
the injured heal the infected deliver a cure we apologize and do the best we can
some mornings there is no sun in the sky no coffee in your cup
other mornings you awake in the arms of love try to kiss away the scars

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  2. Anonymous says:

    you are really not a poet, you are a mindreader


    • poet13 says:

      It’s the human experience, right? Our thoughts and feelings are more universal than we might realize. But I agree, I’m not sure I’m all that much of a poet.


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