the search

bachelier-phantom-chamberAnd if I could inside me,
find all of me that’s you.
I’d bleary, eye the darkness,
then plummet down to you.

I’d through the winding tunnels,
across the creaking planks,
eschew the jaundiced suitors,
the lust of lesser ranks.

I’d scale the wintry mountain,
I’d swim the briny sea,
I’d fight the zinging cobra,
I’d crawl on hand and knee.

And, desp’rate, I would find you,
and headstrong I would be.
For there I’d find inside you,
your desp’rate search for me.

For an audio version of this poem, click below.


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18 thoughts

  1. Deep poem, Jess. Not sure if I get it, but I’m guessing it’s about finding the reflection of others within us. And how much of someone else do we see in ourselves…and sometimes we might not like that because we often desire to be “more than that”. Not sure if I’m making sense…

    Good luck with the CSS coding. It’s hard if you aren’t used to it. I struggled so much with it a couple of years ago, and these days when I want to change something on my blog I still have trouble figuring out the code :/

    • Hi Mabel! The cool thing about poetry is that its meaning is really up to you, the reader. Poems may mean different things to different people… For me, this poem is about longing and long-lost love (hence the lines about eschewing suitors of lesser ranks) and knowing, deep down, that you are not forgotten.

      I messed with CSS a lot with my other theme, but with this one I have to start all over. It’s going to be a work in progress for a while!

    • Hi Katie! I am SO sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your comment! I’ve been a negligent blogger lately and only just saw that you’d stopped by. Thank you so much for reading, and I’m so glad you liked this poem! :) It is close to my heart, so it’s good to hear it touched yours, too. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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