Tuesday, April 5, 2011

inside and out

We had a storm tonight.

the kind that shakes
the foundation of your
house and soul.
Window panes
rattled, lightning
filling the darkness
with bright flashes
of light. The thunder
matched the pounding
in my chest. The heavy
downpour brought the
start of my own tears.
The wind is still
pummeling against the
walls and I no longer
know if the storm is
coming from outside
or inside me.
I sit where you
once were and let
it all wash over me.
Maybe it will make
it all seem real

Or maybe
it will float
to a further distance
where I can hold it
forever in my heart.