by E. J. Iverson   Feb 7, 2017

She sits silently in
solitude, allowing
gentle waves to ease
her anxious mind,

ebb and flow–

Eyes glossed with
a salty layer of film,
reeling forgotten years
on repeat,

over and over–

she fell
in and out of love,

she chased

she dreamed
of a home,

over and over –

she felt
the ebb and flow
of change...

She sits, now
knowing that time
alone does not bring

mistakes do.


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  • 5 months ago

    by Sinners gospel

    She sits, now
    knowing that time
    alone does not bring

    mistakes do.

    Completely agree.
    Mistakes do.

  • 9 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Brilliant write! Absolutely beautiful.

  • 10 months ago

    by Ren

    Beautifully written! Amazing write!

  • 1 year ago

    by Britt

    This took my breath away. The entire front and middle part of this piece I'm nodding my head, in complete agreement, whispering "me, too!". What beauty we find in feeling the connection.

    But that ending. The ending here I really felt like it all just clicked for me. It seems so obvious and so simple, but when you're too close to yourself sometimes it's hard to see. Gaining wisdom from mistakes, not only is that proof of a life of chance, risk, trying, and faith...but it also means growth for those mistakes we've made that hurt people, hurt ourselves. Beautiful ah ha moment. Thank you!

    • 5 months ago

      by E. J. Iverson

      Britt, I'm so glad that you could relate to it! Growth is often a painful process, but looking back at it is such a beautiful thing. Thanks for taking the time to comment. ^^

  • 1 year ago


    Welcome back , and what a great first poem! Look forward to seeing more from your pen.

    • 5 months ago

      by E. J. Iverson

      Thank you, Peter! I'm happy to be back. PNQ holds a special place in my heart. (:

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