Gather Me

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“Gather me”

Gather me while still a child
under your wing and keep me

strong enough to carve your life
into glass stones

gathered.

Gather me while still supple
enough to break

forth and spill
forth unto the wind

gathered

by you.

 

PAD Day 20
Two Fer Tuesday: Gather/Let Go
Theme: Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Image: Carved In Stone
Manipulated Photograph
by
Elizabeth Crawford

Adrift

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“Adrift”

I can only reach but a hand

below the blue into

storm or calm,

and where the wind

splashes my name,

I answer.

Prompt is taken from Poets United: Today’s prompt #108 is Compass.