There is that place
that spot on the shore
where you realize
you can’t cross

The gap is too big
impossible to bridge
and you stand with an ache
familiar

But you remember that
farther up
and farther back
are narrower places
where hands can reach across
and eyes can lock
and thoughts can be shared
as one

But not here
on this shore
at this place

Here you see that you
and you alone
can be you

Turn your eyes away
from the gulf, dear Alice
Remember the narrow streams.
And be mindful where
you plant your feet.

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3 Responses to

  1. postalice says:

    (basically, he was getting ready for work and for a moment i didn’t feel like the center of his universe.) (which is good.)

  2. postalice says:

    well, that (see above) and a little more. the concept of alone-ness, etc.

    thanks for reading. 🙂

  3. Beautiful…and good advice

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