Was there a sad moment,
ahead of the sigh,
a thing missed,
just before you
entered the room?

The air falling
out your mouth
all hissing and air brakes,
so suddenly,
like a stranger’s shove
from a subway platform-
steals my

My quick reaction,
my gut reaction,
is to gather you up,
offer help,
scan for the train,
yet I
help little –

and ultimately
do nothing
to stop
the sad moment,
before the sigh.

By chrisjcluff

I am a 'flow' seeker. In my day to day work I help students, colleagues, and community members make the most of the moments afforded us through public education. If I am not asking questions, I am not learning.

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