How do I do this impossible thing? – Half Marathon Poem #1

How do I do this impossible thing?

You ask me to go on
with my life as if
nothing happened,
as if you weren’t
suddenly half a continent
away.

As if our already too
infrequent time together
wasn’t made impossible
by distance and circumstance.

It’s not that I have ever
needed to hold you,
but I need to be in
your presence.

I am a wildflower,
struggling through the
tangle of the wilderness,
aiming its face at the sun
bathing in the light and
glory of its radiance.

Love, I shall survive
though I cannot live.

2 thoughts on “How do I do this impossible thing? – Half Marathon Poem #1

  1. “I am a wildflower,/struggling through the/tangle of the wilderness,/aiming its face at the sun/bathing in the light and/glory of its radiance.” — beautiful imagery!
    and these last lines –“Love, I shall survive/though I cannot live” — just Wow!

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