12 April 2021

Writing in the Shallows

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When words feel less than adequate they stall
and quake as they try to express meaning,
like angel-wing begonias weak and
faded for lack of sun and nutrients.

Unable to flower, they drop their wings 
one by one, hoping to draw relief
from beings like me who breathe next to them,
and sometimes remember to love and serve.

Loving service seems lost in the shallows
of partnership these days, but the lapse is
temporary. Who will turn to whom first?  
Who will succumb to longing and to thirst?

Rather, why stall and fade and worry?  Why wait?
When you know living together is fate?

   

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     © 2021 Susan L. Chast


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