Monday, April 19, 2010

Only a step away

What looks
and feels
like achingly alone
is simply
a trick
of the fog
and the stillness.

When all we see --
encased as we are
in the haze and the gloom --
are our own
we forget
the water which holds and nurtures us
the earth beneath, from which we spring,
and the nearby shores, which tell us
that there are others,
just like us,
only a step away.

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Maureen said...

There's a calmness in this image, perhaps the creation of the fog; it seems anchored even in the shallowest of water.

Kathleen Overby said...

Sigh....never really alone. Well, maybe alone, but not lonely.