My distance – free verse

My distance is not real or true

For my heart loves only you

I am here because I cannot do,

the only thing I want to do

you see that sometimes to save a life and seven

it is necessary to

allow a little distance

so that life begins anew

For what is death, but life arrested?

and what is life, but death untested?

I cannot be with you my dear

Although I only wish it.


Published by hermionelaake contributing editor O:JA&L

Currently, whist working on long fiction, I write short stories, poetry, essays and blog weekly. I appeared on Blog Talk Radio, 2016, interview across continents with Susan Wingate. See my twitter account: herziloph, pinned tweet; Award nominee, Jointly-published and Indie writer. Nominated for the Avon and Authonomy First Lines prize, 2014 and the H. G. Wells Grand Prize for Fiction, 2013. My flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters.


A blog that practices involved philosophy.

Emotion Doodles

Children's book illustrator & writer

Social artist

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