Thursday, March 23, 2017

Metaphorically Speaking

Life is a series of relationships—
personal, casual, professional...
some filled with anticipation,
others reeking of ambivalence.
I swore I’d never again become enrapt
captivated by another…
the pain of loss is too great,
it weighs heavy and lives in half-lifes
slowly fading; never quite dissipating.
I don’t know when the change came—
when you went from being just a means to an end
to a necessary part of the whole—
but here I am again.
While another holds the strings
I go on, ignoring the voice
that nags inside my gut
while waiting to learn 


© Ginny Brannan 2017

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant piece, Ginny. You know, as man and poet, I can relate. The illustration's a beaut, too. Total package hit me where I live, so to speak.


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