Soliloquy of the Soul to the Self already a couple of years down the road I first notice myself through your knowing realize I have been looked and listened for all this time by my companion I who look and speak only through your mouth and eyes and at that moment it is difficult to imagine yet I do the distance we might walk together through your growing up aging and then dying your continuing all the while to want to know when I am holding your warm hand which I can’t feel any more than myself even in the melt of moments when we two twine into one inside another world and I still wonder no matter how deep our woods magic our mountain if the day you leave I will remember myself before knowing you and how I will know myself after
Catherine Gonick’s poetry has appeared in publications including Soul-Lit, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Live Encounters, Notre Dame Review, New Verse News, Sukoon, and Forge, and in anthologies including in plein air, Grabbed, and Dead of Winter 2021. She works in a company that combats the effects of global warming.
I love your poem Catherine.
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I’m so glad, Alicia. Thank you.