July 22, 2016

Where is the Life You Intended to Live? {Poem}

fish underwater swim ocean

Where is the life you intended to live?
Lost at sea­­ with the sirens?

Waiting for you to find her,
Like a child playing hide­ and­ seek?

A phantom,
Full of “what ifs” and “should haves,”
She waits.
Counting the days­­
On her fingers and toes.

Waiting, watching, wishing­­.

Where is the life you intended to live?
In deep slumber­­ in the winter of being?

She calls out
With a primal longing
To be heard.



Author: Heather Tucker

Image: Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash

Editor: Toby Israel


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