By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris


An ache awakens so deep
so unquestionably profound
it tramples physical pain
into near non-existence

A lover drives away dust swirling
next interlude unknown to each
the ache begins deep within the heart
where he is held quietly and secretly

Ache expands and explicates
watching the moving van lumber
down the neighborhood street
taking a best friend far away

A child once innocent and sweet
grown into a rapacious adult
her countenance distant and cold
the swelling ache unsustainable

Sitting alone in a darkened room
heartache devours the soul
leaves behind an aged empty shell
so much heartache left there now


  1. Sadje says:

    It’s such a beautiful and poignant poem Ami.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Paula Light says:

    Beautifully sad 💙

    Liked by 2 people

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