A tear touched the still surface Ripples began to spread I forced my hand against the motion to stop the ripples from reaching the edge Shed unexpectedly without thought Nonetheless recognized - again Not wanting the tear to move or flow wishing it to be buried and drowned unseen The wave rose and crested Falling hard upon the sands of loss Grimacing with bared teeth The pain slipped and fell in the wet sand Pebbles beneath worn shoes Find their way into holes in the heart Sharing past lives lived in sun filled days Undefined measures of time tossed Touch when unaccustomed, burns Skin tender and bruised with mistrust A hand extends to grasp another outstretched Find the gesture was given to another The tear would not be stopped Ripples spread with rapid steps Dashed now against the edge A bowl of water inches deep
Posts tagged ‘tears’
On the sidewalk they merge to form puddles.
On the sand they disappear.
On my face, the drops move in rivulets, and hide among my tears.
The wind whips at the bare trees.
It pushes the rain against the windows.
In the light of the incandescent bulb, the rain trails down the glass panes.
Mimicking the path on my cheeks.