We were asked to put ourselves in someone else’s place and write about the experience. Here is one of three I wrote today. Enjoy!


Safe here and comforted
by a rhythm so steady
Nourished effortlessly
All I need, I have

Voices muffled but familiar
Hearing them more clearly
as the days pass
Hoping to meet them soon

Upside down now, I think
Ready to tackle the tunnel
and emerge gasping
into the light

(c) 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil