Wandering in the Desert

I want to wake up each morning
without remembering your voice,
how we used to wrap around
together in one invisible seam,
a velcro from head to toe.

I want to wake up each morning
knowing I’ll be okay
get everything I need to get done
without convincing myself
for the hundredth time it’s over.

I’m here, you’re there,
our lives split apart like the Red Sea,
both of us pretending to walk on water.
I am wandering in the desert without you.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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