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Shimmering Crystals (The Hourglass)

Through the shapely curves of her bosom I search    
through her transparency into the void where  
days untouched by choice and happenstance  
once met me with slow anticipation. Her †  
midriff, as a beach, slides and shifts †
imperceptible waves, slowly, but †  
certainly faster than before. †  
She cares not how I feel †  
future or past, for her †  
task is to meet me †  
today at her †  
navel †  
and let pass †  
my love, my loss, †  
and occasional joy: †  
shimmering crystals in †  
in an ocean of brown sand. †  
Days forever indistinguishable, †  
forgettable, lost in mundane rote †  
drawing breath but unliving; unwilling †  
observer of celestial danse-macabre. Yet †  
iridescent stones bespeckle her legs, call to †  
me with dread longing for me to hold, feel and †  
experience them once more. If only in mindís eye.
highlyfunctional
Written by highlyfunctional
Published | Edited 10th Apr 2019
Author's Note
Had this concept for many years. Turn phones to landscape.
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