(a poem for Facebook)

Words slip from the screen,
winding me in threads of text,
binding mind and feeling.

Fumbling at the brisk
pace of caring,
I scroll through worlds—

loss, laughter, lunch on Tuesday,

silent strings of detail that
glisten outward

and by gossamer connection
I am both secured and sliced,
life left as ribbons
in my hand.

Melissa Y.

(Emerita) is a native of Utah and lives in Mapleton with her husband and four children. She is currently working toward an MA in TESOL at BYU (and feels that is far too many acronyms for one sentence).


  1. Jennifer

    May 15, 2012

    Beautifully written!!

  2. Blue

    May 15, 2012


  3. Melissa Y

    May 15, 2012

    LOL, Blue

    Thanks Jennifer!

  4. Sharlee

    May 15, 2012

    Love the poem. And love you, Melissa and Blue! 🙂

  5. Scott Crane

    May 15, 2012

    You had me at ‘mormon women’…

  6. Sage

    May 16, 2012

    Gorgeous. Perfect. That is facebook for me too! Written so well. Thanks!

  7. Melissa Y

    May 16, 2012

    Scott, I’m dying laughing! Thanks for popping in. 🙂

    I appreciate your kind words, Sage.

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