Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem-gulf April 1, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:12 pm
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

You open up before me

a gulf of possibility

things I never considered

complications I did not foresee.

You open up before me

a black hole of opportunity

devouring expectations

creating alternative realities

of what my future might be.




(“Thanks, Des,” she says

dripping with irony.)


9 Responses to “poem-gulf”

  1. thefeatheredsleep Says:

    Lovely ideas of emotional distance

  2. Jarrod C Says:

    Shawn how have you been doing? I just wanted to check on you as I recall you had a death in the family not so long ago.

  3. Many teachers generate this sort of reaction, from the discerning student.

  4. I love the tone and resonance of this poem. The use of the black hole metaphor works wonderfully to set a tone that’s a little darker than immediately obvious.

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s