On another shore
we turned toward the future
Seeking solace in each other
heartache? hardships? sorrow?
That was other people- elsewhere- not us
not where we stood.
I remember the sun smiling in that broad
expansive fashion which
Filled us with wonder at the beauty
in blue skies with clouds of gossamer
Singing tides of gull cries
and searing exclamations.
Night fell. Gray skies and an ebbing tide appeared.
Why did we so suddenly leave ?
We were so happy there.
I would have preferred not to awake
than to find you gone- displaced
like my heart, doubly disgraced
with loneliness and rejection.
Each spring pushes up
flowers with soft petals
buds and tender blades of grass
And your face is contained in each one.
Here comes the irrepressible longing to see you
In a million faces of nature’s bounty
it never ends….
© March 29, 2012 by Evelyn Wallace
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