Saturday, February 06, 2010

One Single Impression: Single


Single
Something happened
In that space between
The time I quit my day
And the time I began my night

Something spoken
In that space between
Turned everything I wished
Into everything I knew

Something heard
In that space between
Turned yesterday's grim and cold
Into today's thousand tiny rainbows

Three simple words
Not even rare ones
Spoken every day by billions
Served up like fast food

But this time
A simple declarative sentence
Subject, verb, object
Became a feast

I didn't realize
How hungry I was
Until it was set before me
Having been that way so long

Something happened
And my hunger is gone
But the table remains full
What to do but share?

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8 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

The grammar and syntax, and let's not forget mechanics, of I love you. So much to consider. The reach of those words.

Greyscale Territory said...

A powerful exploration of the enigmatic meanderings of that we chooose to call love! Beautiful appeal for the senses! I read this poem several times, enjoying its aura!

Sweetest in the Gale said...

I love that you never actually said the words...this made the poem even more impactful, and brought home the fact that these three words, which have so much power, often remain unspoken. What a wonderful read!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I love this!

gautami tripathy said...

It touched my senses..

waking in to dreams

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Tammie Lee said...

between the space of this and that can be quite powerful choices...

Tumblewords: said...

Superb! Powerful and touching.

The Amateur Poet said...

now this really was a single impression very touching n powerful :)