ODE TO THE WAVES ~BY R. W STANFIELD

ODE TO THE WAVES

The sea is rough windswept waves
eat away at the shoreline A grain of sand at a time.

I search for driftwood to remind me of you
A hummingbird beak
A bleach-colored whale body Ornaments
For a possession To carry you away With each wave.

Each wave, Each loss,
diminishes the whole–
earth washed away
from the human continent along with a piece of myself.

Some indeed go willingly
Into the dark night A part of all of us died,
When you died. Now your
Words and deeds
Remain
I will carry them Until
I, too,
Venture into that night.

Ashes scattered Into water Words sung
Into the morning wind Sleep, fair sister
Rest now
The sea is calm.

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