Tides

 

Everyone is a moon.
Everyone shines and chases after the brighter lights.
Everyone watches below and picks out only a few spaces to illuminate
leaving everything else in shadow.
Everyone hides their face.
And everyone changes.
 
Everyone is a wave.
Everyone surges forward and falls back, 
captive to gravity and its siren song,
leaving traces and seeding gritty bits of themselves. 
Everyone wears away, 
their sharp points dull with the tossing,
until whats left behind is light enough to surface,
to leave bobbing against the shoreline.
 
Everyone is a tide,
highs and lows and highs again,
full of foam and sky and deep cold.
Everyone wants their moments in the sun
but must follow the rhythms of the sky and earth
and leave some things behind to shrivel.
Everyone rises.
Everyone falls.
And eventually…
everyone washes away.
©jayetomas2016
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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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4 Responses to Tides

  1. ailsacawley says:

    I absolutely adore this!! It’s so visual.

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