I’m all about the poems this week.
How Are You?
How are you? How have you been? Haven’t seen you since Who knows when. I want to hide The silence stretches Awkward My breath hitches Should I gloss over the truth? What do I say? Do you know Jason’s gone And I am just surviving day to day? Should I open myself more? Share my fragile feelings- Without my Love I’m floating with no ceiling Looking down on myself Not recognizing my life A stranger in my body Am I still a wife? But you probably don’t want to hear that Just making small talk Waiting..staring at me for an answer Wondering why I balk. And so my mouth opens And the syllables I hear The pat answer I give “I’m hanging in there” And you turn away In satisfaction And my heart is racing From your innocent question Deep breaths You’re fine Get through work Glass of wine My mantra Time after time On repeat I’m fine Lies