Living in the Alternate Ending

Lately my fingers have been missing something
that has never been there-
an odd sensations of feeling like a band should be holding them
but instead empty space rings round,
the same way that there is suddenly unfilled room
when I notice another woman of my age
settling her children in to the pew beside her.

It’s the sense that I have forgotten
to bring something with me,
or that I have stepped into some alternate universe
where I made a wrong decision years back that changed my life,
now a shell of what if could have been,
the real life somewhere else
and running on without me.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s