THE SEPARATION OF DAYS

This morning finds me
As though I have been away
For a very long time
Perhaps days are separated
By nighttime dreams
Other worlds
Lived in the underground
The darkness

I have the feeling of returning
I sit in my chair
It feels like my chair
But it feels as if
I have not sat here
For a very long time

I am changed
I am not the same
Something has released me
I have done my very best
Turned the negative
Into a positive phrase
I remember all the ports
In which we have stopped

All the people we have met
The ones who offered a hand
It has been so long since rain
There was a thought
Would we all burn to a crisp?
Another helicopter flies overhead
The smoke is less this morning

Since it rained yesterday
Perhaps the fire is less
The summer has just begun
And before it ends
Without more rain
Perhaps we will burn to a crisp

 

June 4, 2018

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “THE SEPARATION OF DAYS/imaginary gardens with real toads

    1. Dear Sabra, something happened in 2015, that has haunted me, been in my thoughts everyday since. And at last I have lost all hope that things can be changed. I have tried and every attempt has been turned against me. What is one to do? And being hopeless, I am at peace. I am sure there is a lesson here. I hope I have learned it, I would not want to have to do it again. I write about it, because I am sure it has happened to others. Thank you for your comment, and may you also be released and find peace in this world.

      xoxo

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      1. Yes, surrender to “what is” can be powerful. May your peace stay. Continue to write for yourself and others. You will be blessed and will be a blessing.

  1. rain – it amazes me how at times its a life saver – and how at other times can be so dangerous. Also, rain refreshes …. interesting twist of focus in the middle of the poem.

  2. It feels like my chair
    But it feels as if
    I have not sat here
    For a very long time… like the way you’ve put that surreal feeling of not belonging to the moment.

  3. This is beautiful. I can relate to the feeling of waking up and being different. It’s almost as though with each passing day we shed our past and embrace the present. Each day makes us wiser and perhaps more tolerant.

  4. Yes, surrender to “what is” can be powerful. May your peace stay. Continue to write for yourself and others. You will be blessed and you will be a blessing.

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