The Poem You Write

It’s in the spaces between the words,
in the moments you do not do,
it hides in the silent sound of what you say
*that would be what you utter not*

When I describe it, it twists a bit
and stands akimbo and aloof
and sings of itself above your ears
it’s there…the poem you write yourself.

To set your pen to page and speak
your “Let There Be”, it gives a shape
but that leaves so much shaped behind
*the space your body takes in water*

when you dive in and swim, and the space moves and disappears

Tomorrow I will write again
and let the vision in my pen
pull apples from the very air
and sprinkle heaven in your hair

but today, it’s the poem you write
in what you don’t say, don’t do, that kite
invisible and flying high…
your poem surrounds my heavy sigh
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5 thoughts on “The Poem You Write

  1. “It’s in the spaces between the words”

    Oh YES! Yes, it is.

    “That would be what you utter not”
    This is so me and I wish for your brave voice. You say it, you speak it…you write it. Then, you encourage us to do the same.
    Thank you! Thank you for this!
    I’m planning to spend part of my vacation reading — you know I’ll be back. Xo

  2. This really calls my name. (Whichever!) I’m very much into all the “otherness” of words- Like Mama above quoted- the space between the words. Words aren’t the entire dialogue.

  3. “but today, it’s the poem you write
    in what you don’t say, don’t do, that kite
    invisible and flying high…
    your poem surrounds my heavy sigh”

    So much space…
    between.

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