Refuge


Today I post a poem. I haven’t shared any of my poetry to date, as it is usually on the more personal side of my life. But my friend’s sage advice, that to be a writer one must share her work, rings very loud in my head. Here goes! I would love to hear some feedback.

REFUGE

A November
moon above
My world
you enter

We exchange
our details
We share
common threads
Woven
between us

Feels as if I have
known you
before
my life
fell apart at her seams

I tell you I cry
you listen
I long to let go
you hear

You speak of your life
I open my heart
Your confusion
I see

We both know

Time has passed
March Ides upon us

Tis I
now confused
What to call
our coupling
Love?

Past ghosts
won’t allow me
such whim

If not love
what holds us

here and now

I wonder

I ask

You lay a warm hand
on my shoulder

You pull me in

Refuge
you say
My dear

I sleep soundly

under your arm

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3 responses to “Refuge

  1. It’s interesting how you give life the possessive adjective ‘her’. Do you see it as female? I love the lack of punctuation in this poem, and you’ve used enjambment perfectly! Anybody can write poetry, but to write a poem so poignant, complex and yet uniquely free as this takes a lot of talent. You’ve captured everything that, I believe, a poem should be. Post some more, please!
    Jennifer

  2. I think your friend is wise, and I think your poem is beautiful.

    Beth

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