Sunday, 13 May 2018

Precious earth

As darkness falls
I draw across my face a coverlet of earth
on which to scatter all my dreams
each one a drop of hope
of blood
of everlasting love
a vehicle to perpetuate myself 
a seed
a tiny planet punctuating seamless velvet space
each one a single tear
a sigh
an unrepentant cry
a distillation of my joys and woes
a shrine to those I’ve known 
my friends and enemies
I hear their voices near
I linger on their faces dear
but soon the visions dim
and sinking deep 
in precious earth
I sleep

18/03/2018

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