Elegant and understated,

Calloused and serious,

Lending she has never been desperate—

I tell her I have always been desperate.

Possibly I’m overstating.

Surely she has been desperate at least once,

Even though I can only speak for myself,

Dealing as I am with my own heart.


© Mindy Goorchenko, 2018. All rights reserved.

This acrostic piece was written on my porch while watching the lunar eclipse in January. Please visit this link to obtain a print collection of my poetry. Thank you for your support!

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