If ever we should meet

On this side of the sky
the grey rain-heavy clouds streak by
and I wonder
if they are moving
or if it is me.

On this side of the river
the sun shines through sunken gardens
and I wonder
if I am the fairy tale,
if that other realm
is real.

On this side
I am still
while the clouds streak by
while the current stirs river weeds.

I am on this side
but you
you are on the other
and it is worlds away.

 

 

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18 thoughts on “If ever we should meet

  1. ” I wonder
    if I am the fairy tale,”

    I love the sense of stillness and contemplation, the hint at the lushness of scenery. I have missed reading your words lately. 🙂

    • Thank you for that, Jenn. 🙂 Work has been so busy this past month, I’ve just had no space in my mind to create or to do anything requiring brain-effort. It’s nice to be able to do a bit of writing again.

  2. I love the scope of this—”on this side of the sky” makes me think of the other side, the two realms suggested, and the images “fairy tale” brought to my head.

  3. I am on this side
    but you
    you are on the other
    and it is worlds away.

    The last line emphasizes the distance of the two people which can never be bridged. Sad but beautifully expressed.

  4. The most evocative lines for me were, “and I wonder / if they are moving / or if it is me.” I love the power of relativity when observing the world, feeling turmoil within, and momentarily losing your grip on whether the world is spiraling out of control, or if it is just you freaking out. Thank you for sharing this.

    • That is totally it, and exactly the feeling I was going for. It can be dislocating but also intriguing as the observer. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

  5. So bittersweet and full of uncertainty, so much like real life. I’ve missed reading your lovely work and so happy to find us on the same grid again! xoxo

  6. I love that I saw mirror images as I read this, the difference between the narrator being still and being the one that is moving. Excellent visuals, melancholy but still and all kind of fun.

    • I’m so glad that you saw the interesting side of the possibilities on either side, and the fun of the dichotomy. Thank you for dropping by, Shannon 🙂

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