Alternating Current

I run scenarios in my imagination

Of all the ways that this might end

A Stoic exercise of negative visualization

Imagining disaster and unpacking pain




A gut wrenching sense of loss


Work out my potential responses

Seeing into possible future states

Knowing that I’d always find a way to work things out

And come to a place of acceptance

Where I discover the healing power

Of the love you’ve given me


Armed with this security

I go through my day

Powered by a constantly alternating current of

Yes she will/no she won’t

It will happen/no it won’t


Equilibrium achieved

Since it all ends

In your love

David Trudel   © 2012




Filed under Poetry

2 responses to “Alternating Current

  1. David, you say this so well, and with just a brush of sadness.

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