words spill from my wound,
leaping off the paper,
cascading to the floor.
they tumble out the door.
Reaching out, they elude my grasp.
Following I become lost.
An empty ache torments my mind,
wondering where they vanished to.
but there is no cohesion.
Phrases running amok in my head,
drift slowly to my pen.
But alas, there is no tale to tell,
only words stacked up one
They will not align themselves
to paint the image that I hold within.
No panacea for my plight.
and words spill out again.
© Ann Christine Tabaka
Excerpt form the book Words Spill Out
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About the Author
Ann Christine Tabaka was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and three cats. Her most recent credits are: Ethos Literary Journal, North of Oxford, Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Synchronized Chaos, Pangolin Review, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, The McKinley Review, Fourth & Sycamore.
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