Belief


via  federico stevanin / www.freedigitalphotos.net
via federico stevanin / http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

Your words are faded

the color of sky on denim

bleached without bleach

having breathed long afternoon waits

til sundowns and pelting rains

 

The tides against it were soothing

sometimes scratching

depleting, or provoking

whispering, “Stay awake!”

or, “Ebb away.”

 

Your words, your words

I have made mine

but they are dissipating

like the trail of a jet plane

on a clear blue sky

 

The fine lines have blurred

into a disappearing smoke

the curves and angles have turned

into dots and speckles on my heart

 

It once burned here but now it slips

and leaves but wisps of something close to bliss

 

Your words are faded

but your memory is not

the earthly slab and canvass failed

yet your perseverance will not

 

Here my heart, my mind

wonder how I will see them clearly again.

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