Sunday, August 10, 2014

Where I Am Not

I cannot be
where I am not;

a simple thought,
but true.

I cannot be
where I am not,

so I cannot be
with you.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Sigh.
And yet
I could skip rope
to this chant
if I could still
skip rope.
Neat!

Sioux said...

Wow! So simple, so short, so true.

Björn Rudberg said...

this could mean so much.. :-)

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Sioux, so simple, so short and so true indeed! Another great one, MZ!!

Fireblossom said...

"Honey will heal the body/ music will soothe the soul/ I know the heart has reasons/ that reason cannot know" --Tom Rush

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So poignant.

Shawna said...

Man, honey WILL heal the body.

And no, you cannot be where you cannot be, but for in body. It is an awful feeling to be somewhere, or with someone, as it were, and not be able to be yourself completely. The older I get, the harder this is. Or maybe it's just the longer I've been doing it, the harder it gets. I've pretty much just decided that I don't like people in general, for this very reason. Too many expectations and stifling restrictions to one's ability to just BE.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Awww! A simple but unhappy truth.

Kim Nelson said...

Well then... let's speak volumes with a few choice words! Brava!

Lorraine Renaud said...

i told him over and over and over again, stop coming here. Finally i hope it got through, had to bring the tears....