The Rubber Band Effect – Author Tamsen Grace


When I go toward him

he pulls back,

keeping the tension

between us.

I have been taught

to expect nothing,

I am easy to please.

My heart is not in this,

it’s been hidden away so long

I forgot where I put it.

He loves me,

he loves me not

I don’t need billboards,

proposals or grand declarations of love.

I just need someone

who will keep me safe and warm,

who will hold my hand,

maybe someday

help me remember

where I hid my heart.


© Tamsen Grace


Excerpt from the book “Skeletons in My Closet”

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tammy About the Author

Tamsen Grace is a published poet, inspirational speaker, martial artist, a Ford Model of Courage, and a cancer survivor. She has been published in Creative Talents Unleashed Poetic Melodies Anthology, Scarlet Leaf Review, Straylight Literary Magazine, Birdsong Publishing, Leaves of Ink, The Indiana Voice Journal, Puff Puff Prose, The Poetry Community, In Between Hangovers, Peeking Cat Magazine, Madness Muse Magazine, Spirit Fire Review, The Creative Truth, Anti-Heroin Chic and LTD Press. Tamsen Grace will be in the new anthology Dandelions in a Vase of Roses. She lives in the Midwest with her children. She enjoys reading, writing, biking and teaching children Martial Arts.

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1 reply

  1. Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful work! God bless you!


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