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Recognizing Tides and Tidings
 

 


Guttural rumblings
aside
we all face our own
high tide.

Whether it’s the salty,
heaving sea
or a nagging persistent
memory.

Pants rolled up about
mid-calf,
to avoid soaking the
bottom half.

One eye closed to stagnant
scenes,
refusing to sort out what
it means.

Sounds of gulls and
nearby terns,
a midday sun that
slowly burns.

Echoes of words deposited
for effect,
given no credence and
little respect.

Stepping on sharp edged
broken shells,
each one a different
story tells.

Feeling the pounding in
temples uneasy,
guttural rumblings leaving
one queasy.

Sitting in warm sand, no
place to hide,
while awaiting the return
of high tide.

Pretending that those echoes
don’t exist
with a thumb of the nose and flick
of the wrist.


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By AlwaysMyWords

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