by Erlie A. Lopez

Between two words

is a space

where a thought



Between two lips

is a silence

where a hurt



Between two minds

is a gap

where each ego



There is no such thing

as nothing:

between beginning and end,

and other extremes,

hold your breath,

magic happens.


A pause

can let a bud

wait to flower,

make a prayer

usher a miracle,

and a heart

start to heal.

What we make

of betweens,

seemingly a void,

can even make

a whole

of what they link.

About the Poet

Erlie Lopez is a Filipina retired from the frenetic world of Public Relations and Advertising in Metro Manila. She was, in the last 18 years, head of a PR agency she co-founded. In her independent and sedate world now, she mostly reads, writes, stays socially connected, soaks in Nature, and develops new interests and skills adapting to the pandemic mode of life. She has also returned to a first love – poetry – which keeps her heart open to the grace and rhythm of the universe.