A Few Words About The End

balloon-2697686_1920 you run holding your breath to meet it

crazybusypreoccuiedjustonemorethingpressed

and the exhale that follows is both public and private.

At some point the air is out

the bright balloon that you were that bounced through the last days

so visible, animated and claimable

is suddenly inert, deflated, floppy.

There I am on the sofa

There I am in bed

in the middle of an afternoon

wrapped in a coma-like sleep where the tensions fall away from my body

one after the other

layers sliding off and dissolving into nothing.

What it means to be done.

Finished.

Released.

Into the summer of my independence.

4 thoughts on “A Few Words About The End

  1. jenorr73 says:

    This is beautiful. You have so well captured the feeling. Thank you.

  2. jcareyreads says:

    You captured the beauty of the end perfectly! I could see the layers coming off and the relaxing beginning. Enjoy!

  3. sjdunlop55 says:

    I love this poem. Just referenced it in a blog post – I’ll tag you on Twitter.

    Thanks!

  4. […] her experiences as an educator in Austria, recently shared a poem that resonated with me: “A Few Words About the End”. It captures the feeling that so many of us experience just as school ends for the big summer […]

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