Two Squares and a Circle


What ghosts follow when you track

back so far?  Stone foundations,

full of your words, crumble and roll,

and the pine pieces, marked by knots

of pain and despair, age away in

forgetfulness.  Is this a blessing,

when the holes appear, let light and cold

pass, allow locked in grievances to leave?

Or does it all remain anyway, underneath

the rusted metal roof – the hurts

that can’t be released, circling around

the structure as time takes it down?

There’s still a place to let it go –

two squares and a circle.




13 thoughts on “Two Squares and a Circle

  1. The words and the image are so perfectly paired. I hope your feeling ok. I wish I could do more to ease your pain. I send you much love and light. And big smiles 😀

  2. Hi Sarah – this is a really interesting poem but then I got lost at the end – I did not understand the two squares and a circle–I think you mean something specific but I just don’t know what it is– The rest I found very easy to relate too = those questions of whether one should remember or forget – what is most healing but not this bit at the end. K.

    • Thank you for your comments. The “two squares and a circle” can be found the the photo – see the two square windows and the round hole in the tree? Those all represent ways for the negativity energy to leave the “house.” But in a metaphoric sense the two squares and a circle can also represent eyes and a mouth, hands and a heart, or any number of human ways we have to release the things we hold on to. Thank you for reading my poem 🙂

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