Wordy Wednesday: “Jesse”

I’m writing this post a couple days early, because I know I’m going to be swamped/half-dead by the time Wednesday rolls around. Right now it’s Monday for me, and I’ve got a midterm tomorrow, plus two projects due Wednesday and a ton of other stuff going on.

If I looked in the Mirror of Erised right now, I would literally just see myself taking a nap.

The winning option for this week’s Wordy Wednesday is poetry/song lyrics, so I figured I’d share another poem from the beginning of college. My family had two cats all while I was growing up–Jesse (mine) and Willy (my brother’s)–and Jesse was basically my constant companion. Jesse and I were rarely apart when I was home from when we first got the cats when I was a year and a half old, until he died suddenly in November, 2011. I wrote this poem for him.

*********
It’s the one glance back,
the realization: this is it,
this is the end, I am not
coming back. Not any time soon.

And I will miss you
I will miss you so much it
burns, and it will tear me
apart, and I will
miss you.

But do you even know
I am leaving? I am gone?
Did you feel the cold, my
tears when I said
goodbye? When I let go?
Or does the ground
silence you, muffle you,
hold you away from me
so deep, deep down that I could
never find you again?

Can you hear my
goodbye, or am I speaking
to a memory?

*********

… And on that pleasant note, I need to get back to studying. Hurrayyy.

I hope your Wednesday’s going well!

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~Julia

PS. Has anyone else noticed how weird the new WordPress smileys look? Like they’re so cute, but weeeird. Like misshapen pancakes with the expressions drawn on them in chocolate sauce: πŸ™‚ 😦 :/ πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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6 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday: “Jesse”

  1. you must have really loved your cat, every one of the writings you do on Jessie make me want to cry the one about growing up and your birthday and your cat that was the story that made me realise how amazing your writing is and two years later i am still reading you thank you for allowing your writing to be part of my life. and the ps about πŸ™‚ i thought you went out of your way to do derpy smiles but they are weird.

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