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In the Pause

05.04.17 Posted in today's words by

Molly Frederick’s most recent poem to appear here was “Blade” (February 2017)

In the Pause
By Molly Frederick

Quietly, I watched as wisdom
prepared to speak.
A flicker of sunlight shimmered
around her mouth, giving me hope.
But still she said nothing.
I waited.
The light changed.

Almost to speak, she nearly spoke.
But then she did not.
And so I continued to observe
and remained alert,
until at last I left the room.

Is she finally revealing what it was
she wanted to say?
Am I not present to hear it?
Was it just one word, or many?
Now, or . . . perhaps later?

One Response to “In the Pause”

  1. I hope you get your answer.

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