Where the Word Begins

 

Where the Word Begins

I end, or so it seems.
Small comfort

in the light of that lamp
reflecting from the window,
a low, interior moon
subject to whim and
circumstance.

And how do we retract
those unsaid lines,
heartfelt and meant,
but never expressed?

The hoot owl voices my response.

 

 

“Where the Word Begins” was first published in December 2018 atΒ Amethyst Review. Thank you, Sarah Law, for accepting this poem.

15 thoughts on “Where the Word Begins

  1. “And how do we retract/ those unsaid lines,/heartfelt and meant,” Sir, you, truly, raised my poetic consciousness (plus, many of us have experienced these regrets)
    “..but never expressed” Yr killin me gray

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