• nichole posted an update 6 years, 6 months ago

    Outside I can hear late night traffic
    and now and then headlights illuminate the wall
    across from my window and I think quietly to myself
    about the enigmas of other souls; of how
    now matter how closely we know another, we do not really
    know anything about the tiny thoughts in their minds
    and the subtle shifts of mood – as distinct as the weather
    but equally flighty – and the nature of the slow bemused smile
    curling their lips in the dark at something we’ll never be privy to.

    I wonder how often you think of me when you’re away,
    whether I cross your mind like a staggering memory or
    sweep through like a gale-force wind. Do I leave you
    lonely, hungry, sorrowful, dazed, bemused, or troubled
    when I appear at once, unannounced, uninvited,
    and vanish into the labyrinthine corridors of your thoughts?

    Do I appear at all?