message in the sand

his fingers have a memory
tenderly caressing the damp sand
into the image of her
each gentle stroke a detail makes
of hair, of face
of slender curves, of delicate grace
it takes all day
when he is done
he sits beside her and he waits
waits till the sun takes away the day
waits for the sea to take her away
waits as the waves creep in and out
timidly at first before they surge
and carry her away with them
he knows he’s mad, he knows he’s lost
the loss of her was loss of him
all he can do, day after day
is hope the sea will understand
the message he leaves in the sand
will take his offering and in return
bring her back to him

SandWing by Sergei Rukavishnikov

message in the sand

Alenka Co

Stonebow, Australia

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