A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

November PAD Challenge, Day 20

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Absent, Always

helping hand

Are tears from professional spaces

though frustration is ever-present

in the manufactured air


And so too are hugs and hands

of comfort to rub shoulders, to cross

boundaries, to tear down walls


Only laughter remains to fill the awkward

silence, to diminish what makes us

human, to deny what keeps us sane


~Pamela Taylor © 2013

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and strategy/data guru living in Massachusetts.

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