Cleft:Inevitable

The Comstock Review is pretty amazing. They’ve been publishing since 1986, as a non-profit organization, devoted to poets and poetry. I’m honored to have my work appear in their Spring/Summer 2019 issue.

Cleft: Inevitable

If I’m the one to go first, I’ll try to remember to leave something on the edge of the crevasse, my gloves so you can remember the shape of my hands, a small candy heart, that photo of the two of us by the Swiss lake.

But if you are the one who leaves first, how will I continue the climb alone?

Of course I can figure out the poles and crampons, the tricky compass.

The technicalities are not the problem.

It will be the absence of footprints, the slap of frost, no warm breath.

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Gabriella Brand

Gabriella Brand is a writer, adventurer, and educational consultant. She can't stop teaching and learning foreign languages. She would like to walk on all the continents (three more to go!). Her husband is extremely patient and her children are, fortunately, all grown up.

4 thoughts on “Cleft:Inevitable”

  1. C’est émouvant et je te remercie d’exprimer les sentiments que beaucoup de gens craignent en silence… Xo

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