Friday, February 1, 2019

Poem: Distant


This is something I wrote when I moved away into a new condo I bought for myself. My husband and I had already separated at that point but the fact that the condo was farther from him and closer to work was going to mean I wouldn't see him as often.




Distant



These walls are now bare
Most everything’s packed
The day’s finally come
It’s all now so real
I’m moving away
farther.

Things quickly have changed
In an up and down way
Emotions, commitments, 
My heart feels like it’s been 
Put through 
the ringer.

And yet here we are
Somehow on good terms
As we both make plans
For our new future lives
apart.

When I came to this place
I was heart-set with hope
We could still make things work
We just couldn’t live together
anymore.

How much can change
In just 7 months
Neither of us are ready
To forever part ways
But this will make things more
difficult.

It was a space of my own
After years of sharing
A place to explore myself
As well as grieve
on my own, in my own
Solitude.

Not meant to be permanent
But I didn’t think
I’d move again so quickly
It’s almost more significant
Than moving out of your 
house.

We’ll still see each other
You’ll help me with my condo
As I help you sell things
And encourage your move to Hawaii
But now things will definitely be more
distant.

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