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Beautifully Tedious

Fragile Fault Lines

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished about a month ago Updated 29 days ago 1 min read
Beautifully Tedious
Photo by Dominik Scythe on Unsplash

you draw the lines

that I fit myself into

I remember a time

you fit into them, too

now these lines

criss and cross like a puzzle missing pieces

how to unwind them

I haven't a clue


all these emotions

packed away in the basement

a drop in the ocean

just waves to a storm-front

salty words stinging deep

leading to an explosion

leaving internal wounds

and chalk lines on the pavement


lines in the sand

leaving lines on my face

erasing what we had planned

lining my mind with mistakes

underlined and highlighted

for special occasions

surprise and delight

built on fault lines and vibrations

surreal poetrylove poemsheartbreak

About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Gosh this hit me so hard because it was so relatable!

  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    Beautifully penned Kelli. This could incorporate many aspects of our lives, even here on Vocal. Such ins and outs and in-betweens. Kudos on a great poem.

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Indiana! You are reaching your inner power here; this is a huge shift, a spectacular 💪 style that is going to take on a wondrous inner journey. I absolutely found this breath taking. Go ♀️!

  • Michelle Liewabout a month ago

    This is true. Human nature is a complex mess that can be difficult to unravel. Well said.

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