missing

Madi Shear, Poetry Columnist

there are moments in life
when we feel
empty
lacking what fills us with
happiness, love, delight, pride
when we feel
empty
we fill the void
with the sadness
developed from
lacking what fills us with
happiness, love, delight, pride
our heart is
missing
the emotions
it must be filled with
our soul is
missing
the feelings
that develop within it
some of us have our
own way
of filling these voids
some of us
don’t
either way
somehow we learn to cope
to manage
what is not
missing