Ache: A Poem

Hi there! Please enjoy this poem I wrote this evening. As always, I really appreciate any feedback on my work, so feel free to leave a comment on anything you like, or that you think could be improved. Thanks!

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There is a feeling found

In circling arms pulled tight, in

Quiet conversations, hushed voices at 2am, in

Questions asked more with

The eyes and with the words

“Are you ok?”

I’m fine

Today

It’s in mumbled nothings whispered

Into hair, held close to a chest, pressed

So tight, just to make sure

It won’t disappear;

Building reality outwards

From your arms,

And your voice; resurfacing

into the world and wiping away

The salt, mumbling something

No-one quite believes –

“I’m ok;

I’m

Not

Ok.”


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