Thursday, October 1, 2009


It is only you--

Or rather,

The absence of you.

It is only air

Unfilled by your voice

Like a box without its ring.

It is only time,

Spread out like a brown rug--

A thing which must be used because it was a gift,

Unasked for,


It is only my heart,

Wanting to roll over, to stop, to sleep.

It is only a parting,

Only the ending

Of a very brief confluence

Of your life, and mine.

It is only life because it isn't quite death.

It is ordinary, commonplace--

It happens all the time.



Cloudia said...

*Clap* *Clap*

Aloha, poetess!

Comfort Spiral

Vodka Mom said...

i loved it...

as usual.

nollyposh said...

it's only *magic* X:-)

G-Man said...

Jeeze Shay...
You are so fricking awesome..

(Now where's My 55?)

Riot Kitty said...

It IS beautiful.

Joanna Jenkins said...

That was wonderful! Great job.

Pete said...

words that make you appreciate what you have
enjoy the weekend

Ekanthapadhikan said...

That's a very beautiful poem! Great feel to it.

Dulce said...

Shay Love,
I love this one. One of my faves. I'd like to write like you!

NOW > My vision of it:

There is sadness ,
there is life in it...
death is near...
but that's something
which should always
to us be clear
(Oh dear!)

*Smiles* :) :)

Shadow said...

life can do this to us.... hope you have a super weekend though!

Daryl said...

It is not 'only', it IS

ellen abbott said...


Mama Zen said...

"Only life because it isn't quite death."


mac said...

You enjoy making me cry?

I feel these poems in my soul, Shay.

Great beauty comes from these tortured writings.

Again, thank you for sharing yourself this way.

Scarlet said...

This is deep and powerful, and so original...yet something we can all relate to.

Pouty Lips said...

"It is only my heart,

Wanting to roll over, to stop, to sleep."

This makes my heart hurt just thinking about it, it's so powerful.

Blue Bunny said...

i am sorree it is so sad of yor heart to want to stop or sleep.

T said...

Hello Dear Dear Shay,

This is probably one of my favorite poems! Absolutely beautiful and very powerful!

Love ya,

Kay said...

excuse the profanity; holy sh**! i had to read it twice to capture it in totality; heart wrenching words placed together in a much common place too frequently are simply amazing and i wonder how i keep missing these in my box???