Written for the Poetry a day challenge on Writer's digest Poetic Asides blog day one the prompt is: For today’s prompt, write a communication poem.
There was a time I wondered
if we would ever communicate?
So much stood in our way:
the absence of a palate
to move your tongue against
was the least of it
though I didn't realise that
at first which was just as well.
Each new problem had its own timetable
of shock, grief, acceptance and after a long time
and many struggles,
Now when we talk together
I know exactly who you are
and you know exactly who I am.
It is as if there had never been
any problems at all.
"How lucky you are to have such
an easy relationship together!" exclaims
a new acquaintance and
your eyes meet mine and we smile
as I just say, "Yes."
by Michele Brenton
1st April 2012