where footsteps once borrowed my heart.
I keep waiting
for you to fold around the corners,
speak into my ear . . .
fall into my arms.
where stern wood was once rooted.
Tiny hands that breathed life into my wrists –
spoke volumes to my shoulders –
built cities inside my chest,
now walk out the door alone.
My guidance no longer needed.
There is a quiet inside the silence,
that I don’t know if I will ever grow accustomed to.
Quiet Inside the Silence
I love this line: Tiny hands that breathed life into my wrists –
reminds me of a baby holding your hand…
Thank you 🙂
Life is change, and time flies so fast…a poignant piece, Jessica.
It does fly, sometimes too quickly. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂
Two images in particular stand out: “to fold around the corners” and “breathed life into my wrists”, the latter evoking how touch brings us alive. Lovely poem.
Thank you Maureen 🙂
brian miller says
dang…like this much jess…the cities in the chest and life to wrists…effective..and i dont know if we will every get used to that silence…
I don’t think we are supposed to, because maybe then we would start to forget. 🙂
Nice piece Jess, really like the idea surrounding quiet inside silence. Great job as usual. Thanks
Thank you Fred! 🙂
Absolutely lovely Jess! To me it harkens back to a time more civil and romantic than we have now…truely poetic with a touch of Victorian grace.
Thank you Roger 🙂 I appreciate you stopping by. xoxo
Zongrik picked out the lines that spoke to me as well. Exquisite penning Jess! 🙂
Thank you so much Kellie 🙂
Joe Hesch says
Such a beautiful expression of a parent’s (no doubt a mother’s) experience of the empty nest. Deeply moving.
Thank you Joe. I think there is such a fear in letting go of our little ones. Alas, we have no choice.
“built cities inside my chest” Ok… so I just commented on someones post saying that their poem was the best I have read this month… but… after I read this I feel in love with this piece of amazing work! It captured some emotions that I needed to get in-tune with today.
Thank you so much, I appreciate that. I am honored you enjoyed it. 🙂
Ohh so true…we should enjoy every second in our life, it’s just too short to miss anything..nice post, love it!
So true Sara! Thank you for stopping by 🙂