Unknown Malady

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris


You walked away
the air left my chest
Shards of glass filled oxygen
ripped through the fragile lining
of my lungs

Further and further away you go
unplanned but inevitable retreat
reconciliation you say
a chance to reconnect
You and I disconnect

Two lives blessed with the warmth
and knowledge of very real love
Running away from me to capture
moments in your past
Leaving me no future

Turn back and see me
my heart screams tormented
My mind numb as thinking
would break this unknown malady
Back to when we were well


  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Beautifully woven, very dark but also very fragile

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    Beautiful, poignant poem Ami.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Ami this is very dark, beautifully written! 💜

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Willow! 🙏💖🙏


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