Defrosting – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

Splintered thoughts
pierce afternoon intentions,

a full-tilt frustrationquake.

In the chilled middle 
perseverance wains weary.

Curiosity escapes the building.

Shivering anger taps out words
I know I will never send.

Yet wisdom isn't hibernating.
I wait 24 hours to thaw,

for what will remain.

© Ali Grimshaw 2022

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39 thoughts on “Defrosting – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. Ali what a gift on this foggy and frozen day. These lines leapt at me;
    a full tilt frustrationquake
    curiosity escapes the building
    yet wisdom isn’t hibernating
    I wait 24 hours to thaw…for what will remain.

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