This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt – we were given a quote – one of my absolute favorites by Helen Keller – to inspire our writing. Sometimes things are written so perfectly – and captured in the most beautiful of words – that it would be a disservice to try to write the same. Instead – I decided to let my thoughts wander – and use them to show what her quote means to me (at least in one aspect). I hope you enjoy the result.
Your soft touch
Sends ripples of
m m m m m m m
Impassioned in my mind
Had it been someone else
That touch –
Would not have felt a warm embrace
A slap – perhaps a pinch
Tapping at the edges of my mind
For what did it mean?
Yet yours pulled at the edges of my heart
Begged to be noticed and goosebumps call to attention
A touch – is just a touch – and nothing more
What matters most – is how the heart interprets.
© S. J. 2015