“a mile wide”

Written for:  The Twiglets #140 – “a mile wide”

They stood together,
the distance between them a mile wide.

In terms of miles,
she could only see them
as linear.

each felt lost, lonely
divided by the sea
a mile wide

He vowed to always be at her side
insisting her smile was a mile wide
The only trouble
was a constant bubble
of gum she blew, which stuck to teeth she could not hide.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to “a mile wide”

  1. Misky says:

    All three of those first ones are sensational. Love them.


  2. Violet Lentz says:

    I am reminded of a saying about the loneliest place on earth, is a room full of people.. I always enjoy my visits here..


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