Sunday, June 12, 2011

Beyond My Reach -- Poetry 2011

Tasting the salt of your demise

burns taste buds dry; cracking

the nodes into releasing miniscule

blood cells…  the detected metallic

tang overriding ocean brine.

Composing departure salutations

while digging a small grave,

tears kiss the earth – small drops

barely discernable against rich soil.

Stroking your ebony fur one last

time, I wish your soul peace.

Nestled against your remains,

a Polar Star white rose bush guides

your last journey beyond my reach…


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