somewhere between us
i feel seconds stretch more than miles;
have fingers I count on, sufficient to span distance in hours,
never expecting joy to wing so far, recklessly
travelled, across so many borders

gladly i would leap days to touch
beyond this ticking and wound thing, time;
any space becoming collapsible moments, past
experience, to flower hope to wonder

your spirit and mine twinning and braided; these
eyes blinded by brightness, snow blindness in winter sun,
have left us reeling and senseless to this,
their purpose, a perfect resonating
silence: together.

***an acrostic from my favorite e.e. cummings poem:
"somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence."

Hope you like my experiment.
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22 thoughts on “somewhere

  1. Rhonda

    You have taken this new challenge to heart. Beautifully done and I loved going back after reading your words and reading e.e.’s lines in them. Brava Susan, no question and never doubted you would do yourself proud!

      • I bet… I give you mucho credit for even trying and then to actually be so awesome at it!!
        You have a special way that you get your words to just flow so seemlessly in your poems

        • You are far too kind, Audra–you should have seen me working on this seamlesss flowing for hours today, tearing the seams out and starting over–then stomping off and cursing from time to time :)

          If this was not hands-down my favorite love poem of all time, I would have said to hell with it and written something else instead :)

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