2014 Adult Poetry 2

Linda Landreth

Ambivalent One

 

You are my enemy.

Each time I reach for you,

You slip, tumble, from my warm grasp.

A deliberate ploy to keep away from me.

You know I need you.

I can’t do without you.

We are attracted and repelled by each other.

Conflicted. I try again.

Reach, hold tighter, don’t let go.

Then, we are united.

My struggle ends.

We are enmeshed.

A necessity of my life.

Your work just begins.

Your angled arms with crooked ending

Now holds my pressed shirt.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s