SoulReserve

sign of life

you break over me
like waves of the sea
with salt and tears
you leave me hurting

there is water
but no sign of life
without you, miles of stretching sands
go on endlessly

I want to collect shells
before they turn to dust
I want to keep these memories
before they too are gone

I want to save the scent of you
in a glass jar
I want to feel and imprint the weight
of your arms around me

but little by little
the memories I carried are fading
these bits I had scrunched up tightly in my hands
are turning, beginning to slip away

I see your footsteps never returning
all I have is this sinking feeling –
I won’t see you again
I won’t see you again?

there is water
but no sign of life
without you, miles of stretching sands
go on endlessly.

© SoulReserve 2020

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