This Wall Between Us

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This was written about a specific relationship, but it's evolved into a poem about many relationships.

Submitted: February 20, 2008

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This Wall Between Us

 

 

This wall between us

made of brick and steel, time and space.

I can almost see it

hanging there, clearer than glass,

stronger than heaven.

This wall between us

should I describe it more?

How it feels, hard and rough.

My fingers touching, feeling

for a door, a way out.

This wall between us.

I know you’re on the other side.

At night I can hear you breathing.

During the day I can see you pacing,

talking, yelling, crying,

vainly trying to reach me.

This wall between us,

how many years has it been here?

I sit by myself in the corner

in this prison of mine,

that we are both locked in,

that neither can escape,

that defines, that describes

this wall between us.

 

 

5/28/05

 

© 2006 Anne Westlund

 

Image:  Middle_Age_by_andulin (deviantart.com)


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