Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Good Morning!

This morning Jane and I spoke.  There has been a gap in our morning writing which led to what I wrote today.  I am in the process of trying, and maybe that is the problem, trying, to understand the balance of being and doing, the pause in the breath, the gap.  So, that leads to this.  Jane is working with her poems from Squaw, so is not yet represented here.   Here are my morning thoughts.

Mind the Gap


mind the gap

we are told at train stations

mind that space that steps between platform

and movement from one piece of land to another.


mind the gap

I say to myself

as I come to my computer after a lapse.

What happened to writing every day?


I ask my mind to mine,

cull, remember

what fills the undocumented place

between platform and where I was


and where I am. The gap is a place

to float.  Look down and see

the workings underground,

                   the rails

                   of support. 


“When the Saints go marching in”

          is a song I love

          without really considering what it means.

                   But now I hear it rolling

                   beneath my feet,

                   carrying me along

                   continuously cultivating

                   each pause, each gap,

                   connecting, entwining,

                   celebrating the one that steps

                                      and mines

                                      the gap.      




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