In Between

Time Laura_Barbosa1

You are the in between

That space in the heavy air before the rainstorm

That time between darkness and sunrise

An odd dislocated feeling moments before the fever rises

Or the second before your face breaks through the water

And you remember to breathe

You aren’t one thing or another

Defying description


I may feel your presence

Suddenly mightily aware

I can try and clutch

To pierce the veil

But there is always another

In those irregular timeslipping moments

I almost reach you, mere fingertips away

Until the stuttering tempo calms

Settles back

And I disbelieve, dismiss

my own capricious memory

of the spaces in between

where I find you


*artwork by laura barbosa*


About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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