The Stone Remains Silent Even When Disturbed

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The Stone Remains Silent Even When Disturbed

In whose tongue
do you dream?
I fall closer to death

than birth, yet
the moon’s sliver
still parts the bare

branches and an unfilled
trench divides the
ground. Bit by bit,

we separate – you
remain in the earth,
recumbent, as I gather

years in stride.
Even the rain
leaves us alone.

 

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This first appeared in December 2015.

 

6 thoughts on “The Stone Remains Silent Even When Disturbed

  1. Another deep truth (or two) … life as a trench-yet-unfilled inspires me to get going and fill my life with something solid, something good … silent stones to become subtle nudges to those who come along later. Right now, my “going” is mostly inward … this current rain of fearful restraint “leaving me alone” during inner wanders”…
    Thanks!

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