more in common than not

More In Common Than Not

More In Common Than Not

When I admire the rolling hills,
you believe they are only more mountains to climb.

When I am inspired by a new challenge,
you are overwhelmed by the simple aspects of each day.

When your heart becomes heavy and your breathing labored,
take a deep breath, and begin to hold every thought captive.

When I am surrounded by others and thrive on the company,
you often retreat and are invigorated by the solace.

When I am delighted at the idea of travel and exploring,
you find the only outings necessary are for groceries or work.

I wonder if you and I will ever meet in between.
If we will ever have more in common than not.

When I am enthralled by an audience and take the stage,
you explore the back recesses of a coffee shop no one frequents.

When my mind wanders and I brainstorm about the future,
you find ways to dive into bed just so each day will end.

When your heart becomes heavy and your breath labored,
take a deep breath, and begin to hold every thought captive.

When I find myself enjoying friendships I never thought possible,
you draw your select few closer and avoid anyone new.

When I am filled with uncontainable joy and laugh freely,
you find unrestrained displays of emotion embarrassing.

I wonder if you and I will ever meet in between.
If we will ever have more in common than not.

Kelli J Gavin

kelli.gavin@gmail.com

@KelliJGavin on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Bio-

Kelli J Gavin lives in Carver, Minnesota with Josh, her husband of 22 years and two crazy kids. She is a Writer, a Professional Organizer and owns two companies. She enjoys writing, reading, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. She abhors walks on the beach (sand in places no one wishes sand to be), candlelit dinners, (can’t see) and the idea of cooking two nights in a row (no thank you).Check out

Kelli J Gavin on Facebook and on Twitter and

Instagram: @KelliJGavin and her blog:

http://kellijgavin.blogspot.com/

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Kelli J Gavin
Kelli J Gavin lives in Carver, Minnesota with Josh, her husband of an obscene amount of years and they have two crazy kids. She is a Writer, Professional Organizer and owns Home & Life Organization and a small Jewelry Company. Look for Kelli’s first book of short stories and poems in 2019. You can find her work with The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writers Unite!, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, HerStry, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Southwest Media, Otherwise Engaged, Pleat her Skin, Paper.Li, The New Ink Review, among others. Find Kelli on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KelliJGavin

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