The Letter

June 17, 2008

blank sheet
reflecting the black space
where words are on break
and thoughts swim in
streams of unconsciousness
oblivious to the Waterfall up ahead
and the familiar fact that
they’ve been across that edge before.

you would think
being the strongest in the bunch
that thoughts of Love
would have seen the signs and combined
a handful of low-hanging vines
and swung herself to safety.
or better yet
rallied the troops to paddle harder
for more traction
in the opposite direction.

no, not my Love.

unmoved by the turbulence
or the effervescent view of the horizon
Love can’t wait to fall for you again.
riding shotgun with gravity
deep breath in, the ride of life begins.
Love remembered and welcomed
the exuberance of a weightless plunge
and how to trust
life jackets we can’t see or feel
they simply appear
on cue, in time
for the deepest waters.

funny, i dunno how i got off into this
when all i really wanted to do
was write you a letter.

Copyright © 2008 AsheSelah. All rights reserved.

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9 Responses to “The Letter”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    Your poem expressed things that I feel I’m not verbose enough to state or maybe too fearful to murmur out loud.

    I love this! It speaks to me right now in ways you can’t imagine.

  2. ashe.selah Says:

    Thanx chic…glad u liked it. I really tried to write a letter and my mind went of the deep end lol. Guess what needed to be said..was :)!

    And you betta murmur, babble, whatever and let it out *smile*… there’s some good stuff in there that’ll knock your socks off :)!

  3. amzolt Says:

    Stupendous !

    My weirdest word award has always gone to the word “Word”.

    And you do know how to use them to great effect!!

    ~ Alex

  4. ashe.selah Says:

    I give thanx for the kindness, Alex…much appreciated :)!

  5. disgodkidd Says:

    i cannot appreciate this poem right now cos my head is ringing from too much coding all day, so i’ll just say thanks for the encouragement.

  6. ashe.selah Says:

    Know the feelin’…you’re welcome :)!

  7. lissa Says:

    you placed the emotions just right in your words, just wonder what the letter would say if this is how you think

    thanks for the visit.

  8. ashe.selah Says:

    yeah, I got pretty full there for a sec lol…would’ve been sweet to reach out right at that moment…

    Glad you stopped by, Lissa…ur words rock :)!


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