Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

Equally Yoked

When you are used to living in tandem,
you have a certain posture
gained from pulling forward together
an inter-reliance of gait

The sudden absence of your partner
may cause more than a stumble
or a limp
for a while you may have to pull
while crawling on your knees

Startling humility
recognition of dependence

Where is the coffee grinder
How do I find that show I like

Who will finish my sentences
find my slippers
fix the arm on my glasses
go out for milk and cigarettes

sit across the table
looking into my eyes

On my knees I can see
how tall how broad how good
my partner was
how my burden was made lighter
just knowing I wasn’t pulling it alone


Yoke from oregontrailwithollie.com

(c) RCGA 2014


Comments on: "Equally Yoked" (2)

  1. Your poems have such full and heartfelt words.

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