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Five-Minute Friday Writing Craft

Hard and Easy Collide

The hazy blue makes it easy

Easy to unwrap ourselves from wisps of clothing

To imbibe warmth which penetrates subcutaneously

Hard are the deep emotions which yank and yell in harsh, abrupt staccatos, saying, “Go!”

Although she really means, “Stay.”

Stay, because your scratch-heart eludes healing balm

And this sun is hurling magic, which penetrates her murky soul

Easy are the embraces of warmth on her face; hard are the lines of rigid obstinance.

Colliding. The hard and easy. Into a burst of sheet grace

Crashed murmurings and sighs.

Only breath

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13 COMMENTS
  • Birgit Jones
    2 years ago

    Stopped by from #fmf and enjoyed your musings. What a poetic soul!

    Birgit J (I’m #56)

    • Jessica Galán
      2 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Hi Birgit–that’s about all I can do within five minutes! ; ) Au revoir!

  • Denise Lilly
    2 years ago

    Really beautiful and rich!

    • Jessica Galán
      2 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Thanks, Denise!

  • Emily Conrad
    2 years ago

    Beautiful, Jessica! So glad you joined Five Minute Friday! I watched sunrise this morning and feel like this line so fits that experience, too: And this sun is hurling magic, which penetrates her murky soul

    • Jessica Galán
      2 years ago
      AUTHOR

      It was warm for ONE HOUR! Good ol Connecticut!

  • Andrea
    2 years ago

    Beautiful poetry. It resonated with my soul. Thank you.

    • Jessica Galán
      2 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Amen, Andrea! a la orden!

  • Christina Hubbard
    2 years ago

    Jessica, I’m thrilled you joined us! What do you think? It’s quite a challenge for us poets (because you are one!) Your words—I feel like that all the time—telling my family/friends GO when I mean STAY, the crash, the collide, unravelings. This took me somewhere I’d like to stay for a while.

    • Jessica Galán
      2 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Christina–#fmf is really challenging. I can’t get many words out…that’s why it seems like poetry ; ) Can you add to it AFTER the timer goes off? Still trying to understand the process.

  • Elegant. As always. #poetry #soulwork Loved this post.

  • Angela
    2 years ago

    I held my breath as I read… and I might be still holding it. This is tense and beautiful – rich and emotive. Thank you!

    • Jessica Galán
      2 years ago
      AUTHOR

      Angela! Thanks for stopping by! #fmf is tough, but I enjoy the process.

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