JCWriter

United States of America

I'm an aspiring novelist with a passion for free verse and epic fantasy (and occasionally being over-dramatic).
INFP ~ TCK ~ Enneagram 4 ~ reader of many things
been here since about 7.26.2017

Message to Readers

This is actually from June, but I just rediscovered it in my notebook so here it is. Enjoy :)

Tree-Whispers

October 9, 2019

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While sitting this afternoon, alone
in the family van parked outside Aldi,
I considered the improbability of history
aligning just so
so that I and the woman with the toddlers who took the cart
I was returning would meet, on this day,
for those brief seconds,
doomed perhaps to never meet again, to forget
the encounter and let the three or four words
we exchanged vanish out of existence
along with the memory of the other's face.

I think there is value in this kind of pondering;
every once in a while it is good to be amazed
at the fragility or inevitability of the present.
Then again, it could be that we are just two people,
our brief relationship as meaningless as the whispers
of trees in the wind––though that begs the question:
how meaningless are tree-whispers, anyway?

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  • babybluelamentations

    Augh, another perfect, flawless, beautiful piece with such an intriguing philosophy behind it! Love, love, love, absolutely love this.


    6 months ago