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More In Common Than Not

written by: Kelli J Gavin

@KelliJGavin

 

When I admire the rolling hills,
you believe they are only more mountains to climb.

When I am inspired by a new challenge,
you are overwhelmed by the simple aspects of each day.

When your heart becomes heavy and your breathing labored,
take a deep breath, and begin to hold every thought captive.

When I am surrounded by others and thrive on the company,
you often retreat and are invigorated by the solace.

When I am delighted at the idea of travel and exploring,
you find the only outings necessary are for groceries or work.

I wonder if you and I will ever meet in between.
If we will ever have more in common than not.

When I am enthralled by an audience and take the stage,
you explore the back recesses of a coffee shop no one frequents.

When my mind wanders and I brainstorm about the future,
you find ways to dive into bed just so each day will end.

When your heart becomes heavy and your breath labored,
take a deep breath, and begin to hold every thought captive.

When I find myself enjoying friendships I never thought possible,
you draw your select few closer and avoid anyone new.

When I am filled with uncontainable joy and laugh freely,
you find unrestrained displays of emotion embarrassing.

I wonder if you and I will ever meet in between.
If we will ever have more in common than not.

Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin

Kelli J Gavin lives in Carver, Minnesota with Josh, her husband of an obscene amount of years and they have two crazy kids. She is a Writer, Professional Organizer and owns Home & Life Organization and a small Jewelry Company. Look for Kelli’s first book of short stories and poems in 2019. You can find her work with The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writers Unite!, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, Hickory Stump, Rabid Oak, HerStry, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Southwest Media, Otherwise Engaged, Pleather Skin, Paper.Li, The New Ink Review, among others.
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