Linda Imbler

The Ghosts in Your Cells

Between stimulus and response,
there is a space,
the interstitium.
It allows you that split second of time
to use fair discretion in framing your reaction.
This great power
lets you decide if your next move
will be based on commitment or fear.
It will be your vehicle to express
virtuosity or synchronicity,
allowing your inner voice
to become morphed
from I can’t to I must.

All of this, in a mere flicker of time,
moving you happily and safely
and with ease,
along this moving sidewalk
we call our path in life.


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include two self-published works, Big Questions, Little Sleep, and Lost and Found. Soma Publishing has published her two e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song, and Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry.

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