I’ve been in a bit of a poetic mood lately…it only comes in spurts and it moves swiftly through. I’m not a grand poet or anything, but I like the rhythm of poetry, the succinctness of phrasing and the brevity of it.
So I’d like to honor this poetic breeze passing through my life by committing to a poem a day for ten days.
I am not a thirty day kind of gal. It is too big of a bite for me. I like my bites small, manageable and I am a big fan of baby steps. So ten it is. I will post them here. If you care to join me, please leave a comment and a link back to your blog if you will be posting them too. I’d love to read them!
So ten days it is, here is the first one, If I Heal Will You Leave?
If I Heal Will You Leave?by: Stephanie Gagos
I am tied to you
I am tied to our own
particular wounded dance
It is how we BE,
It is who we are
Without it, I don’t know who I am
or what I would need from you
if I healed these wounds inside of me
And so today, I am wondering
If I heal, will you leave?
If I get better, will you no longer
Have anyone to rescue
And will I no longer
Be in need of rescuing
Who will we be then?
Afraid to know
I am afraid to find out the truth
of growing beyond
who we are
Afraid of the disconnection it may bring
Afraid of the threat to our own unique dance,
the way we swing back and forth
the pulling and pushing
the unknown and knowing
it is what I know
and don’t want to know
And so, do I keep myself from healing to keep you…
And lose me?