Day 19: Poem with a Hole

Filling In

Hole: space or area void of material connecting to the surrounding surface; throughway.

Holes equal mysteries.
People are strangers
seeking communities
or isolation.
We only see slivers of
one another, some with
more holes than substance.
And bravely
we chance getting closer,
though all we can know
is what they show
what we see
and the rest
is a mystery.

These holes are rich with
possibilities, mundane
and obscure. I peer through
with fact and imagination
to fill them up
to cross the chasms
emptiness creates. For me,
each empty space then
does ooze with
fodder for a musing day.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Day 19 prompt: Write a poem ‘with a hole in it’; details here from 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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