23 October 2018

OctPoWriMo 23 - Drown in Me

We used to come together like two opposite magnetic poles, drawn to one another no matter what. Our love was effortless, preeminent, claiming its place as a priority in our lives. You were enthralled by my thoughts and words, listening to me for hours on end as I rambled at length. Now, though I know you still love me, you fade away into your phone as I speak, losing yourself in things that are not me. The parts of my soul that I once shared with you easily are now hidden beneath dishes and laundry and cooking and TV.

The glassy surface
Hides the untold depths beneath
Will you drown in me?

Image by Larisa-K on Pixabay


  1. Oh Esther this is *lovely*. What an invitation: will you drown in me - alternately, an imbalanced equation where one might drown in the other.

  2. Esther,what a resonance of thoughts! This one has the power to evoke many dormant emotions.Loved it!

  3. i like the way the prose part sets up the haiku