Revolutions of Sonder


I know I am not the center of the universe.

That this

is not my universe.

Earth is just a planet in the solar system

made up of other planets,

Maybe even… other life.


Interactions with others 

give me brief glimpses into their lives.

How they act around strangers,

a fleeting idea of who they are as a person

and how they present themselves to others.


Although what they show on the surface

is not all who they are.

Their profile is made up of memories

moments, places, and people

who have shaped them into this person.


When they get off work,

they will go home, whether house or apartment.

To their child and pets, whether that be one or more.

Kiss their loved one or not,

and they will not give me another thought

because I am not the center of their universe.

  • Author: M.E.M. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 20th, 2023 09:41
  • Comment from author about the poem: Created: 3/16/23 | created based on the prompt: Create a poem around the theme of sonder. Never heard of this word before in my life. Comments are welcome
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  • Doggerel Dave

    The word 'wonder' has never crossed your path before? - I find that so very hard to believe....Despite your deficiency (😇) you have extremely accurately described how I feel when I look at a large group of people (in say a shopping mall) and wonder......

    • M.E.M.

      I meant sonder. Stupid auto correct

      • Doggerel Dave

        I wasn't trying to be funny or difficult - I had in fact looked up sonder and was halted by a definition of small yacht, did not pursue further as it was also used as some company's name. Obviously I had never heard of it either.............can I ask how you came across it?

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