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Voice in the Wind

I wish I could talk with you right now.


Today was a really
fucked-up-shitty-day.
And I want to tell you about it
so you can tell me,
"Sshhh.....
Everything will be ok.
Be strong.
Remember who you are.
Relax."

But your voice escapes me
in the wind;
and your face is something
I cannot see.

So I'll keep plugging along and hope that tomorrow
is a better day...

Overall



A strange poem (for me), this one. The imagery is poignant and the subject matter, although not exceptionally original, is a trusted trope more than a cliché, but something in the way this is written reminds me of sitting behind someone on a train who is having a conversation on a mobile phone.

That conversation could be the most earth-shatteringly important conversation anybody has ever had, but I only hear half of it. It is assumed that the situation posed in this piece is actually something that recently happened and the poem is a release, but I can't help thinking that a little more could have been done to flesh it out into more than a one-sided conversation.


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