Charlotte Ballard


Waiting - Poem by Charlotte Ballard

Waiting –
The days long
And nameless
Twisting under my
Hands like a feral
Cat. It’s claws
Rake my arms
Demanding release.
The sting reminds
Me that I must hold on
Even as teeth bite
Down, drawing blood.


Comments about Waiting by Charlotte Ballard

  • (4/26/2008 11:07:00 PM)

    Perfect in its preciseness. Yes, indeed, waiting bites even the most patient of souls. And, like holding your breath and waiting to breathe, the longer you have to - the harder it gets, it seems.

    Wishing you well,
    ~Christine
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 26, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, November 3, 2008


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