I Keep Small

I am very careful. I keep small. Unobtrusive, with only pin pricks of behaviour and momentary stutters.

I don’t mention you.

Or me.

Or the waxing waning of my shadow beneath your light.

I keep my pens in a row. I drink coffee with soya milk. I try not to sleep through meetings. I smile politely, I flick crumbs from my shirt.

Then I remember your smile and a frenzy of memories rattle my stupor to a waking roar, with an ocean incomplete and a sky full of holes.

I write an email and forget the heading. I make another coffee.

I watch time tip so slowly that my eyes cross.

I’ll meet you on the overmorrow,

Until then I barely exist.

 

20 thoughts on “I Keep Small

  1. I am very careful. I keep small. Unobtrusive, with only pin pricks of behaviour and momentary stutters.

    Then I remember your smile and a frenzy of memories rattle my stupor to a waking roar, with an ocean incomplete and a sky full of holes.

    I watch time tip so slowly that my eyes cross.

    Wow! Now this is one amazing piece! Tight, well written and with such unique and exceptional images and phrases that are so awesome in describing the flurry of emotional upheaval – but in a way I don’t I’ve ever read before.

    Truly amazing Inkbiotic 😀

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  2. The streams of consciousness narrative is interesting to read. It’s very much like the Ulysses of James Joyce though in mini form. Anand Bose from Kerala.

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