A Moment

A Moment

A Poem by Rosalie Kempthorne

A poem about the precious things


It’s only for a moment;

The hubbub of the everyday suddenly receding like a monster tide,

Suddenly smothered, an accidentally pressing the mute button.

And briefly there’s sunlight,

Painting stripes along the carpet,

And the new green of the trees out the window,

The smell of doughnuts somewhere,

A languid procession of cars moving down the hill.

You breathe it in while you can.

You wait, for the tsunami.

© 2018 Rosalie Kempthorne

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The final line bodes well...

Posted 1 Year Ago

Wow, powerful imagery. Thank you for entering this poem in the contest

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Added on September 6, 2018
Last Updated on September 6, 2018


Rosalie Kempthorne
Rosalie Kempthorne

New Zealand

I am a writer of a variety of genres, novels, short stories and some poetry. I joined WritersCafe in the hopes of sharing my work with a wider audience. I also have stories on ABC Tales, Every Day F.. more..