Between the Lines Poem by Rochelle Hope Mehr

Between the Lines

These are the spaces between the lines:

The gradations, elations, humiliations —
the sifts and shifts we endure

The seism which interrupts

The hiccup which skips
us through

The foothold which accedes
to the great leveler

A world’s wonder of grief
and wisdom

Do not try to pry even a whisper
from my lips