shared emotion ~ with audio


shared emotion

thought, emotion
in a relay race
through body and mind
each lap igniting sparks
firing across synapses
spoken, unspoken

thought, emotion
facing a tsunami of
slowly seeping away
leaving behind
sodden ash

thought, emotion
in a dull glow
re-firing to
bridge a gap
commune with
the outside world

“shared emotion” originally appeared at bonnie mcclellan’s weblog
during International Poetry Month 2017, where the theme was
“Neural Networks: The Creative Power of Language.”

8 thoughts on “shared emotion ~ with audio

  1. This one stirs up a few thoughts and emotions! I like the 3 stanza “stages” that carry through time, through the changes. I also like the title’s subtle ambiguity … sharing between two people? … within, between rational and emotional sides of self?
    (GREAT read.)

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    • Thank you. 🙂
      Yes, “stages” fits, and I would say between two people, initially, but the idea of a back-and-forth hand-off between emotion and rational thought while working through those stages was what I had in mind. So, yes, again. 🙂

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