dusty shadows

shadows
you are covered with dust
aren’t you… but i visit you now
anyway
to see you, like an old friend
whom i’ve lost
you know that you’ve hidden from me all this time

but now, better not to quench your thirst

what i see … is … my wind
that will expose the ashes and bareness left behind

you breathe in the deepest part of the water
but it’s ok
the dust leaves a mountain, and a place
to see your golden shadow

“in giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude..”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry~ (from The Wisdom of the Sands)

© r.e.l. 9/29/10

inspired by a mountain of sand and the song Undertow by Warpaint

posted for Poetry Potluck 6/5-6/11/11 “Inspired by a Song” on Jingle Poetry

unspoken

unspoken words
speak above
emptying your soul
to me
but i know your secrets
i’m in you

the missing stone on your path
find me at the edge
near the bridge i see you on now
in the cold

you see me waiting
with your words
don’t ever change who you are

© r.e.l. 6/25/10

Featured in All Things Poetic, Artistic, Philosophical on redbubble

**This post is for Thursday Poets Rally Week 35 (12/16-12/22/10) on Promising Poets.  Received The Most Influential Poet Award. thank you 🙂

Winner of The Celebrate Poet of 2010 Award (with Promising Poets  and Jingle Poetry)

Posted (partial) on Micropoetry 8/8/14 for #empty theme