Thursday, April 2, 2015

Shredding Patience




The MorgueFile



i know i should be patient
allow each movement its own time

i  know i cannot move others
with my tapping
or my ears whining in the wind.

but  i would like to.

there was a time when
i would have ripped
paper
until
my fingers bled

now i look aside and hope that it is enough.

i breathe
and then breathe again,
counting breaths,
the small responses.


maybe that is better,
but i still imagine
shreds on the floor
around my feet.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015

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5 comments:

  1. There are things in this world that need shredding--but it takes time and patience to learn which, and when it is a waste of time. I especially like the second stanza.

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  2. Well said!
    Some things are out of our control.

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  3. That last stanza is amazing to me. It seems so sad, but also really strong.

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  4. this reminds of me of those who are 'cutters' - now, shredders. curious, and powerful ~

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