In a crowded room we float
Disjoined and separate
Drifting from one misty conversation
We venture through
These strati skimming the floor.
While feet remain
Clouded in grey haze.
In an intertwined embrace
In glass cages.
Wreathing and writhing
Calling out names we have yet to learn
But we are forsaken
Our psyches cleaved.
(Photo by David Stroup)
About Laurie: The author of The Pharaoh’s Cry, Portal Shift, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky from the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles, as well as the middle-grade Forest Secrets. Laurie Woodward co-wrote Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet, and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at artania.net
4 thoughts on “Cleaved Psyche: A Poem”
Brilliant poem Laurie.
Your poetry is beautiful Laurie ❤️
Thank you Julia! I hope the writing is going well. Smiles!