You are the sudden sadness

in the likeness of a stranger,

in the song

of a million trapped emotions,

or in the thing of beauty

that strangely intersects

with the joy you once gave me.

I thought you were my deep breath,

but it only rushed in

to sear my heart.

So now I take small breaths,

small ventures,

small steps,

in a smaller world…



Filed under poetry

2 responses to ““Smaller”

  1. Really perfect expression of emotion – love this.

  2. Thanks Anne…I so appreciate it…I’m so glad I discovered your blog too!

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