Digging

Lean for the Light; 2014; 15" x 11"; mixed media: watercolor, acrylic, pastel.

Lean for the Light; 2014; 15″ x 11″; mixed media: watercolor, acrylic, pastel.

Here am I again,
where circles end,
the dusty place I know
at the end of the road.
I sink to my knees,
furiously dig,
past listless grains
to deeper pack.
Sand, flowing through my fingers,
until I hit something hard, solid.
I grasp it,
wrench it into the light,
hold it up to weak, sinking sun

– hope, I buried like a bone.

A gust scatters clinging
grime across my face.
Gleaming,
it confiscates each setting ray.
Now, with light all its own,
it defies the cutting edge of night.
A strange, shimmering white

– dry bone, come back to life.

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