Looking

We stand in silence

unseen against the backdrops of our unfurling lives

a barest breath discerned as we ponder

the prey of our memories that haunt still.

With ability to look round and back again

we pick the morsels of yesterday searching

for the meager crumb to bite onto,

what once seemed so small now multiplied

in the bounty of our wisdom

we are satiated.

We seem on surfaces so smooth

below the ripples of water nudged we find

the current that tears apart the path

pulling us into the tragedy of pondering yet again

the ageless tales brought forth from dark closets,

as the fever breaks and awareness overcomes

we sit in our pose of calm and peace

thankful for the sense to walk away unscathed

we let the memories loose

turning away not caring to watch

the final goodbye of the shadow.

15 thoughts on “Looking

  1. I think it is a good feeling to put some of the sad elements of the past behind us. Not dwelling on those, we become free as a bird. An owl is wise and you are, Kim very poetic and thoughtful. Smiles, Robin 🐦

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  2. thanks Jack, I think they’re gorgeous to see, and I’m glad you enjoyed the words too, hugs to the bear ❀ and yourself too of course ❀

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  3. thanks Mags, had owls on my mind and the way they can turn their head to look forward and backwards…..blending in and rarely seen, motionless yet always watching πŸ™‚ kind of like people in a way, the words just kind of flowed the way they do πŸ™‚ peace and love, K

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