AC (12-16-1981 DOD: everyday / )

Fear And Intuition

That night I heard your voice
it woke me,
bolted through my body
like electricity does wet feet.
It was shocking,
I found myself
shivering in a cold sweat-
Unable to move to your side
for refuge,
my tongue went lifeless,
my lips sealed as if to kiss-

I swear I tried to save you.

The clock blurred in motion-
The night, hugged my insides so tightly
I fought to breathe.

I sought to rationalize the moment,
to make sense of the flies
motionless in the air-
why my hands were so invisible.

I rushed to your bedside
to find you
old and diseased-
I caressed your hand,
accepting the truth:
eventually, no matter how unfair
someday all mothers die-
even when there are torn hemlines
and broken children
in need of mending.

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Comments (2)

Amberlee I have been meaning to give your poems the time and observation that they deserve. This poem is a piece of work...nicely done...and I love the last lines...it sewed it up for me!
Wow, I don't even know what to say. Stunning.