POEM: Mind The Gap

First Publication: October 7th, 2015



By Alexandra Erin


There is a place between

where I was born

and where I live now

and there are no words

for how I feel about it


There is a space between

what I once was

and who I’ve become

and there is no way

to bridge that gap


There is a pause between

the moment I act

and the moment I think

and I’m not sure

what I can do about it


There is a gulf between

the things that I dream

and the things I can do

and I’m less and less sure

which even is which.