"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Between Here and There

I should burn
this bridge
here and there.

It has me
wanting to
go back
when I
should be
moving on.

I walk
my toes
over planks
of what could
have been
instead of
stepping on
what is gone.

Yes, I need
a match
to burn
this bridge
that has me
wanting to
go back
when I should
be moving on.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
Poetics ~ Awareness of the Experience


Claudia said...

yep...some bridges should def. be burnt to not even considering going back...i like the dragging of toes over what could have been planks..and yeah...better moving towards future...here...got a match for you...smiles

Dave King said...

This says it all. Convincingly and succinctly.

Louise said...

It's hard to not look back, and they say never burn your bridges....though I think it's a necessary thing sometimes....helps you to move on...thoughtful write to the prompt, Susie :)

Brian Miller said...

def understand this...when we leave the door cracked or the way open, it is so easy sometimes to go back there...nice susie

Grace said...

I can relate to your post...in my mind, I am sometimes between here and there.

If you wrote this on the go, you are awesome :-)

Laurie Kolp said...

It can be so hard to move on, though... enjoyed this, Susie.

Charles Miller said...

I love the repetition in this, and the way you wind the words into themselves, filling out the resolve that you wish to make reality.

sheila said...

oh, yes, some bridges are better destroyed than to be left in case we are tempted to cross back over them. I have had a few relationships like that.

sjb said...

this is a very nice expression of the artwork...and a clear sense of where you are--emotionally. nice job! Sondra

Susie Swanson said...

Such a beautiful poem.. I have had to burn quite a few bridges in my time...Susie

Ellecee said...

I like this poem very much. I think that many of us have been in just this place that you describe so beautifully. I know I have.

Fireblossom said...

This needs music with it, girl!

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