Living in the Present

Living in the Present

In the stillness
of the morning
I see her again
The woman in black
Standing on the rocks
in silence
Staring at the sea
motionless
The breeze lifting
her hair and leaving it
to tousle about
her shoulders
Whenever I come
at this time she is there
Never acknowledging
my presence
Absorbed in her thoughts
and quietness
I smile nervously
but she looks through me
As if I were transparent
I speak but she does not hear
It was then I realized
I was looking at myself 
The woman in black 
was me
My head was always
in the future
instead of being in the present
I was mourning the
loss of something I would
never have
unless I started living
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

Prompts

Sue Vincent's Write/Photo Challenge
OctPoWriMo - Silence
Nervous - WotD
Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
Go Dog Do Cafe - The Woman in Black

  22 comments for “Living in the Present

  1. October 11, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Wow, this is Brilliant, Christine…and familiar, as somewhere in my files I have something similar. I So enjoy your writing–makes my heart hum an echo πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      October 12, 2019 at 12:06 am

      That’s great Avia. You must share it. I would love to read it πŸ™‚

      • October 12, 2019 at 1:02 am

        I recently tried to find all the old poems…it’s an arduous task, as apparently I’m way less organized than I thought! Disks and flash drives…aarrgghh πŸ™‚

      • Christine Bolton
        October 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm

        Hopefully you’ll find them πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • October 12, 2019 at 7:24 pm

        I will find some πŸ™‚

  2. October 12, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Christine this is such an amazing poem. We do waste a lot of now, regretting what may happen!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 12, 2019 at 1:14 am

      Thank you so much Sadje. That means a lot to me. πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • October 12, 2019 at 1:19 am

        It’s my pleasure πŸ˜‡

  3. October 12, 2019 at 12:57 am

    This is wonderful, Christine! πŸ™‚πŸ’ž

    • Christine Bolton
      October 12, 2019 at 1:15 am

      Thank you Punam. I’m so grateful πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • October 12, 2019 at 4:11 am

        You are so welcome, my dear! πŸ™‚β€οΈ

  4. October 12, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Those last few lines, Christine, are just perfect.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks so much Sue!

  5. Roberta Eaton Cheadle
    October 15, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I love this poem, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 17, 2019 at 8:23 am

      Thank you Roberta. I’m happy you liked it πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  6. October 15, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful!

  7. October 15, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Truly wonderful Christine!! 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      October 15, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you my dear Beckie. It means a lot πŸ™‚

  8. October 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    There’s a mystical feel to this.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 16, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      Yes! Hope you liked it πŸ™‚

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