Random

Written by: Susan Buchel

words hit the page unspoken
some bounce, others absorbed
in the thin thickness of fibers 
at random

awaking or asleep, in betweens
not shared but coming willy-nilly
at times inconvenient to living 
at random

muscles twitch, ache, wanting
what isn't, what can't, what might
wanting to run, wanting to rest 
at random

crying, laughing, unfeeling, emoting
each moment unlike the one before
nothing familiar, expectations whither 
at random

spattered, scattered, thoughts fly 
lacking pattern to guide their paths
wishing, hoping, bending, breathing 
at random

wanting what's too soon to be expressed
not even knowing what is needed
waiting for that moment 
of clarity