Past and Present

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

Forehead on the chilled window
looking back in time
Different people different situation
same scenario – alone

Just when everything felt so right
falling into place
Words uttered in hushed tones made it so – clear

A deep breath to alleviate the pain
slicing through my chest
Realization of what I am
nearly too much to – bear

Peering out the frosty window
images of the past float by
Fluttering of distant feelings
Distant needs present – still

Silly girl now silly woman
expectations never change
Only places and the faces
and disappointment still – reigns


  1. Sadje says:

    Your poem pulled me right in Ami. Expectations are death of a relationship.

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    1. I agree for the most part … unless the expectations were voiced or agreed upon in the beginning. Sort of like reneging on a contractual agreement. Thank you for reading and responding Sadje, I truly appreciate it. ☺️

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend. I’ve given up on expectations and now my life is easier.

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