fara tucker


two poems written about and from within the liminal space


1. when you find yourself in the In Between-- 

you may feel the pull to withdraw 


how can you face others when you  

no longer recognize yourself


how can you arrange words into 

tidy or truthful 

(or even remotely intelligible) 

answers to "how are you?"


when even your name sounds like

a vaguely familiar tune

to a song you swear you once knew by heart


2. sometimes you discover

that this beautiful home you worked so hard to build

is not a home at all


but rather a bridge

to a new home you've yet to imagine


and couldn't have seen from 

where you used to reside 


so you gather your tools

with a sigh

and you start walking