absence has a shape –
how else do we keep bumping
into every edge,
rounding every curve until
we can’t find where we started
Yi-Ching Lin writes poems in her “y | what it comes down to” blog, and this one struck a chord with me today! It forces you to go back to the beginning, to wonder if you understood it – so you end up bumping into its edges and rounding its curves just like the poem says!
*Well, I shouldn’t have said “you”! How would I know how that poem makes you feel – so tell me! Better yet, tell Yi-Ching Lin!
Just now, after glancing the first paragraph I wrote, I found my way of telling her:
absence is a chord –
you don’t know what you’ve been missing
until you hear it,
and then it sounds
like it came from your heart
Btw, that’s fan poetry! = A clumsy tribute to the original.. Communication through poems: Poemmunication! 😀