the wanting that is waking

i wake
gasping for air
i’ve been submerged
now finally released
repercussions repeating
cycles of measure
setting in motion
what will be
from what was
that part of me
close to death

each snapshot
a moment
in the mosaic of time
made of shards that
wear as they rasp against
each other
mismatched fragments
bonding along side
polished fluid contours

your brokenness cannot
be fixed by my truth

inside each thought is
a choice and
always another
memory makes her bed

the stitches need to be removed
lives unwoven
the pattern unraveled
setting consequence in motion
moving one time to meet another

the truth of silence
of alone is setting in
no more marriage

his voice
is just a distant rumble
echoeing about
and from now on
there is no voice
inside my head
except my own

this morning
it’s the wanting
that is waking
desire ripening and
rising inside
passion is roused
what lies beyond
is boundless

© Nancy Levin 2010


  1. Joe Amoia on May 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Nancy, Great Poem! Loved the Line “your brokenness can not be fixed by my truth.” When we realize that we can’t make someone else happy, nor can they make us happy and we work on making ourselves happy then we are ready to be in a relationship. A lesson many learn the hard way…I know I did!Keep shining bright!
    Much Love,

  2. Ruth on May 5, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Breathtaking words – no wonder Debbie Ford recommended that her coaches read your poetry