One Fleeting Moment

An old one from the archives of my mind. I hope you enjoy.

For one fleeting moment you were there
to deftly snatch me from the despair
that threatened to devour me.

The ravenous creature
beat a retreat
as it sensed your presence.

It turned and gave me a sly wink
that seemed to say, “I will return,
much sooner than you think.”

But it didn’t matter at all
because for that fleeting moment
you were there.

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17 thoughts on “One Fleeting Moment

  1. How old? Just really curious. I think I’ve seen that ravenous creature around. Used to be just a game to play with him, but not anymore. Just want him gone now.

    • The creature has been around since I’ve been 9. In earnest since my teens. Wrote this to a friend 5 years or so ago in thanks for being there. Posted on another place. Still feeling it now…oh lol I’m silly to think you wanted a timeline.

      Yes, the creature can take permanent leave from all of us.

  2. Murking about, had to read this again. I don’t know if I have anything more to add, other than that I hear you on this. And feel it. Hope you have someone around you to help scare off this beast. Because that beast is just a churl, stuck together with glue and popsicle sticks – and we, on the other hand, are made of stars.

  3. Pity that there’s not much that fights off that particular beast.

    I’m glad that you had a friend that helped it stay away for a little while at that point. I hope and pray you’ll find other friends who do the same. Xxx

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