As I Watch You Struggle
by Lynn Ciesielski
When words are the greatest gift I give,
what do I offer when there are none?
I have no balm for your spine,
No salve comforts you.
Your framework implodes behind
a wrecking ball
whether you stand, sit or lie.
Doctors use numbers, they know
there are no words, no poetry to define it,
to relieve it.
Loneliness is deeper than writers’ block
as I reach out to connect.
But what you want so many times
is to be left alone.
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Author Bio: Lynn's background is in Special Education. She has an MS from SUNY College at Buffalo and taught in city schools for over eighteen years. Now that she is retired, she spends most of her time writing and traveling with her husband. This past year her first chapbook, I Speak in Tongues was released by Foothills Publishing. Her work has also appeared in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Buffalo News, Transparent Words, Barbaric Yawp and upcoming in Slipstream. Please Email Lynn with comments.
Lynn and Nick met online and have been together for almost five years.