Ironic Illusion

This ache,
this searching
how rawly
I feel your absence

Selfishly ignoring
your heart
reaching out
trying to connect

a lifetime of circling
without closing the gap

of distance

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

25 thoughts on “Ironic Illusion”

    1. Exactly, Eilene. I wrote it for my mother – who I struggled with most of my life – only to realize now that she is in her 90’s that the distance was never really there.

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