A Single Breath

Posted: March 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

All I ever envisioned was a fantasy of happiness
it can never come true even when it does
something’s never quite right in the event
even in the one rare moment
an unfolding within a single breath.

You flinch you are ejected you turn away
as if from a hard light too bright
remove yourself from the heart of happiness
because you sense it harbors disappointment.

You can feel it waiting in the wings to make an entrance
an uninvited guest eager to spoil the party
but you always leave that door open
it’s your way out to the big empty
where nothing is evident and everything is still possible.

  1. Tony says:

    You are correct sir!


  2. Tony says:

    Sometimes it seems like you are reading my mail.


    • poet13 says:

      If I’m reading your mail it implies I must be doing something that’s just wrong, privacy-wise. If I’m reading your mind it implies I must be doing something right, writing-wise. I’m going with the latter. Thanks Tony.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Very good


  4. happiness is proportional to tears


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