The connection we had was the
Ordinary connection between
A woman and a man
Drawn emotionally together

Soon it will be two years
And we are wholesomely wasted
Who could have taken the leap
You and I hesitated too much on taking

Have you wondered whom we thought we were
That our conviction
Could overwhelm this separateness
Resist fragilities of the quest

Right or wrong, we might have thought
It was the separateness that deepened
Its meaning
That sustained the unseen union

Like everybody else we must have thought we were special

Your voice remains as rich to me as ever
More so even because my vision of it
Is no longer blurred: I see
What it can do, what it cannot do

I see it is not the voice of the
Half of my original soul or
Anything with power over my mind
Anything for which my feelings stir


  1. Very powerful and emotive and sad . . .

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    1. Yes, it’s sad, but kind of good in a way… and thanks.

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  2. Lovely Vera…!! Both poetry, and your emotions…Emotions we all feel, but you string them together in such a fine thread…👏👍👍✌😀…

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    1. Thanks, Sundaram, I had to undo several knots along the way. 🙂

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  3. Wow. Such a place of strength and clarity. ❤️

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    1. Sorry, Katy, I just saw this. I hadn’t been to my blog for several days and comments were getting lost amongst themselves. Boy. And thank you. Yes, they don’t come around often but when they do they are cathartic. ❤

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      1. Oh Gosh, You sweet thing!!! NO WORRIES!!! Seriously! You can respond in a day, a month, a year or never and I won’t be hurt! Life is SO busy and crazy and I am a huge fan of Your amazing words. Never, ever worry about me! That tightrope of trying to stay current in blogland unraveled for me and fell to the bottom of the canyon a few weeks ago. But I’ve met kindness and patience all the way from You and all my other friends….so rest easy!!! I hope You are well and that You know how wonderful You are! Cheers and hugs!!! 🤗❤️😊

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        1. Have I told you I adore you, sweet Katy? ❤

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        2. Awwww! Yes! I adore You as well, lovely Vera! ❤️

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