Wendyll Brown

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Baan Taling Ngam, Thailand

W. Brown

Running on a ribbon of beach I follow
your steps, the only ones
to follow, I promised
they are the only marks in the sand save
a crab skittering
a small bird resting
your path so definite, so deep
winding beyond my sight
beyond what I know

All alone now but not lonely
I leave my footprint beside yours
a resting place for tumbling shell
or a pebble silenced the heel
a sudden home least expected

Moon rising right
Sun setting lavander hush
I raise my hands to cup them
delight in the weight of perfection
a moment of balance
between rising and falling
between dreams and fulfillment
beginnings and quiet closure

I never thought I would hold the sun and moon
never thought I would find you

I remember looking for you