The Summer In-Between

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #67:  Liminal Space  (posted by Rommy)
"Dive into the idea of 'liminal space'".

"Those are times and places where things are not strictly one thing or another. Merriam-Webster defines it as 1: of, relating to, or situated at a sensory threshold : barely perceptible or capable of eliciting a response 2: of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition : in-between, transitional."

Her little girl is ready for college–
only a summer at home intervenes.
No worries, she says, I am not nervous,
impervious to her mother's fears.

In mid-Summer, she slowly begins 
packing.  She gazes at her stuffed
animals, sadly watching her
furry friends she held–now worn.
She is torn about what to take,
and what to leave behind.  She is
going to start a brand new life,
and tries to clear her mind.

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 The Summer In-Between

  1. Yes, that is one heck of a liminal space!

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  2. Love this. ❤

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