double souls

we sit reading our letters
before mailing them
fielding polite questions
speaking the obvious
all the time tracing out
uncertainty like a
watermark, so on the page
a clot of it appears and
a gash widens

words of our souls
entering the hole

blood beating beneath
the stubborn clot

what we are going through has
happened for hundreds of years:

reluctant attraction
one step forward
three steps back

super-madly happy
dyingly sad

novels are littered with them

some say
an ounce of protection
is enough to poison the human heart

you receive a parcel addressed to you
the sender is a stranger
you know and
maybe not
you open it without knowing
what it is
if it will destroy you

we are like that

nobody knows what
will happen with us
even if it has all been
written before


  1. Love this!!! Well done!!!

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  2. Ageless, if you don’t open it, you also don’t know if it will save you. Dyingly sad at the moment . . .

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    1. But if that person is from half of the same original soul, it is said, destruction forms part of the process of saving yourself, so as to be one with the other again

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      1. Excellent, you are very wise 🙂


  3. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hi Vera, this is very beautifully written.

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    1. Hi Cheryl, how did you find me? 🙂


      1. It was pure luck the last time, but this time I clicked on your avatar icon and am now following your blog 🙂


        1. Thanks Cheryl, and I am following you from this blog, too. 🙂

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  5. Really beautiful.

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  6. God. This whole poem. Relationships. Life itself. “…super-madly happy, dyingly sad…” Once again. Crazy beautiful. You have walked straight into my heart and spoken everything. Just gorgeous. Thank You. 🙂

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      1. Thank YOU, Vera! 💖


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