There was a period with my writing where I experimented with the placement of words on the page as much as the meaning of the words chosen. Part of the overall mental and emotional release was to see the shape of the finished poem. “Pause” is an example from that time period.
The number of words is few, leaving space for contemplation – like a chant or prayer. Nearly 20 years passed from the time this was written to when I saw it again. The effect was exactly the same as when it was new. My whole being slowed down, and everything did pause. A beautiful pause. An appreciative pause. A healing pause.