If it were an intellectual
I could resign myself
to her absence.

It was not.

No amount of rational
thought —
trying to make sense
of the insensible —
will lift this
bulky mist
of grief from my heart.

Empty house

Empty house (Photo credit: xiangxi)

Written for Three Word Wednesday.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

17 responses to “Thinking

  1. k~

    This captures the sadness.

  2. You convey emotion so well.

  3. hypercryptical

    Beautiful and thoughtful words capturing sadness of the heart.

    Anna :o]

  4. You can feel the sadness in the piecce.

  5. rosemary mint

    Love is neither intellectual nor rational. You expressed that well in few words.

  6. Moving; well expressed…

  7. well-weighted and finely-wrought piece. Loving the ‘bulky mist’

  8. ‘bulky mist grief’…good use of the words

  9. Beautiful, Mark. Pain simply cannot be analyzed. So true.

  10. Well constructed and meaningful. A good piece of poetry and an excellent bit of shared truth.

  11. Poignant, sweet, bitter, loss of love in a nutshell.

  12. This touched my heart, Mark. Some men find it hard to express this type of emptiness, but you really carved it into a piece of well-worn wood, if you know what I mean. I loved it, in all its bittersweet beauty. Peace, Amy

  13. Ah, yes that tangible thick feeling of bulky mist…well written, Mark and the image really compliments!!

  14. This made me tear up as I just learned this weekend that a dear friend died.It really expresses how I’m feeling.

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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