TIME ON THE TIDE, PART 9; TRUSTING TIME

 

We slip

and slide

like grains of sand

that the sea seduces

as time sweeps over us,

combing us into compact

companions

that come apart

after the sun shines

and the warmth dries us

up, how we hate the sand

that slips between the cracks

when we are parted

from the shore

and so we pull

apart before we slip

and slide again, making

memory solely of the golden

grains and not the matted

mess that formerly

moulded us into

misunderstood,

trusting time

to thrust us

into more of a lasting

truth and I wonder if the water

coming in, sweeping up,

spreading out

over each grain of sand

has a memory of the last time

it touched the shore or if each sweep

inland is like a new breath,

a fresh attempt to hold

onto something more

hopeful?

 

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Audio version available on Soundcloud:

 

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