shared emotion: by Ken Gierke

thought, emotion
in a relay race
through body and mind
each lap igniting sparks
firing across synapses
instantaneous
love
spoken, unspoken

thought, emotion
facing a tsunami of
words
inundating
slowly seeping away
leaving behind
sodden ash
heartbreak

thought, emotion
in a dull glow
re-firing to
recover
bridge a gap
reconnect
commune with
the outside world

To hear the poet’s reading of the poem, click on the player below:

Ken Gierke is a retired truck driver who started writing poetry at 40 as a way to sort through his thoughts. He’s been honing his writing skills over the last 3 years at his Wordpress blog and you can find more of his work HERE.

By bonniemcclellan

Mother, poet, american ex-pat from Texas living in Northern Italy.

2 comments

  1. Reblogged this on rivrvlogr and commented:
    My poem “shared emotion” is featured today at Bonnie McClellan’s International Poetry Month 2017. The theme for IPM 2017 is “Neural Networks: The Creative Power of Language”

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