i feel your despair

thick as a hazy lair

leaden sobs

and plumb bobs

sizzling the trampoline

below angry air

i care

amid static confusion

this illusion that we fare

a separate pair

and i share

your battle scarred heart

wondering how you are

apart from the world

of the busy

and money

and if it weren’t for that

would you be with me



© M.G. Iannucci 2019

Rejection is one of the most painful of human emotions. Humans crave love and connection. The pain of rejection shows up in the brain in the same area that physical pain does. I choose to be present to that feeling holding the opposite energy, and holding you who need…love. I am not immune. Hold me too.