long(ing) by Dorothee Lang

we spent the first half
of the evening
in an affectionate distance
of observing the other
the unspoken questions
lingered rumpled, waiting
until they finally broke through the walls
we had tried to keep up
around us silence fell
like a veil
and took us back
to where we started,
a wor(l)d ago

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10 responses to “long(ing) by Dorothee Lang

  1. playful, fun and filled with whimsy

  2. like the playful tone combined with the wordplay about this week’s theme. Nicely done.

  3. The distance between lovers… Nice.

  4. Missy

    Clever — the wor(l)d ago !

    I like your take of the “long distance” theme and how when reading just the left side, it reads like its own poem.

  5. evo/revo/ lutionary poem.
    won-one-der full.
    well, I try…
    but you get the picture, I’m impressed by this unique and lovely poem.

  6. Dorothee, I really am loving the way you’re pushing edges lately. This poem is no exception. Love it all, but especially ‘a wor(l)d ago’. Peace…

  7. A world ago – also how time changes our perception of the world! Nicely done.

  8. Darryl P.

    Nicely done. Right on the money.

  9. Pingback: Week #38 – Long distance | 52|250 A Year of Flash

  10. Love what you did with this, Dorothee. It’s so alive and in motion.

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