Comma

It’s bravely holding back tears after falling off the bike,

An insignificance

It’s stopping on the edge of the diving board before plunging in for the first time,

A hesitation

It’s discovering a warped and melted easter egg from three years ago,

A continuance


The fear of walking into a brand new school with curly pigtails,

Learning

The fizzling friendships and stream of fresh new faces,

Growing

The mixed feelings as the tassels are turned,

Beginning


It’s catching His eye with yours,

A breathlessness

It’s waiting to hear “I love you” when you were the one to say it first,

An anticipation

It’s smiling before the kiss after the vows,

A promise


The pain as the love begins to fade away,

Distressing

The feeling before the words slip out,

Regret

The passion with Another before the sun comes up,

Pretending

 

It is,

the breaks

the skips

in the broken  record.