Meryl Natchez


you can’t imagine
life without them
so asphixiatingly present
no moment free of their need
no thought untwined 

till suddenly, they shift
out of your orbit
driving! plans!
places to be

spun into another dimension
and suddenly 
you are free
from the longing to be free

on a shore
untroubled to the horizon

except for an occasional wave
from a passing craft
deep in folds of blue