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The Shoreline

The Shoreline

stretching long
oh the vastness of all thoughts
(i am trapped here
and i am scrapping against the rocks)
the well is deep, too deep
to touch the bottom
(and i am wading waiting here,
for a sip of some sweet water…)

how many times must i revisit
and come face to face with my own
some gnawing voices reminds me
that only leaves me alone…

(am i a desert wanderer
over sandhills brown and green
or am i a seasick traveller
holding out for shore or bay?)

how can You leave me so alone here
so fragile, so expectant
i thought You’d come home by now
but it’s been long, long past sunset
what is it to hope for You
to be in You while You’re away?
i cannot find the door or path you took…
it's all scattered, all fake.

and i have asked to be examined,
yet it only seems like me
my own reason is my doctor
and my thought my remedy

how can You be apart here?
i am still that little boy
whom You dropped off at mothers
and left us unemployed

i’ve scattered all my reasons
to the wind above the water
and watched her carry them away from me forever

yet i'd hoped you’d find them
and piece them back together
but all i know is seaward
and scattered there, my treasure

i whisper to the wind
(or does she to me?)
but we speak a different language
as she carries my thoughts to sea.

i whisper to the shore
(and her rhythmic thought-like waves)
but i only hear my heartbeat,
my verity, my grave. 


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