Poem: Understand

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The sun set over her head,

she looked to the sky

and wondered if there was

any other people on

planets beyond,

she looked at the people

around her and wondered

if she could understand

the people beyond

more than the people

who inhabited the planet with her.



The sound of her wife’s feet approaching

brought her out of her thoughts,

she’d know the sound of those steps anywhere,

the clicking of flip flops she wore always

even away from the beach like today,

in this world of chaos she knew at

least they understood each other

like the backs of their hands

and that was enough for her.

7 comments on “Poem: Understand

  1. A very lovely and thoughtful poem. Thank you for sharing. K. D. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Rowena says:

    I am starting to wonder whether much of humanity has this sense of not belonging, and yearning for a kindred spirit. It’s almost like our soul’s had been broken and the missing piece is out there somewhere. This was illustrated beautifully by Shel Silverstein. Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT0wKeJQvGk
    Best wishes,

    • lisarey1990 says:

      I think most people probably do have feelings of it in different ways, maybe not always constant but there nonetheless. I find it very fascinating and a lot of people hide that they feel it because they might think it makes them look ‘weak’ or ‘needy’, not ‘quite independent enough’. Thanks for sending the link. It was a beautiful, heartbreaking piece and presented so much about life in such a short piece of work. I so wanted the two pieces to stay together though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 4963andypop says:

    Love how she wonders whether you’ll understand aliens any better than those who live right here. So true! Look forward to more of your poetry.

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