Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Still No More

Once
Delicate
Scallops of ripples
Flounced across quiet waters
Kissing the sandy banks and then
With a flirty toss began again to
Undulate sinuously returning
Occasionally revealing the
Pearly underside of
Her wave
Once
And now
Delicate turns
Choppy and
Churning
And roiling
Boiling beneath the
Surface
Frothing in a murderous rage
A whirlpool
Twisting around and around and around
Trapping the calm
Inside
Caged by a wall of icy breakers
Threatening to crash
Upon
Shores once sandy smooth
Now strewn
With the remains
Of a silent soul
Still now
Not by choosing meditation
But paralyzed
By
Grief
And fear and
Retrospection

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