Monday, September 27, 2010

i wrote a prayer for you on shale.
i wrote it carefully.
then turned it over
and covered it with leaves,
so that the rain
wouldn't wash the message away.
i left it along the trail.

it may still be there.

the tears may wash the prayer
out of my heart.
or they might harden
and solidify
and make a barrier.
and i will forget
that i longed so much
for you to know the things i wrote.

but the earth knows..

and Love knows.

and my hope is that
they will conspire together
to manifest earthen prayers,
buried under leaves.
even if the elements
conspire otherwise....


Carmi said...

What an achingly beautiful work. I can't wait to go on a hike in the woods near my house...I'll be looking for shale, and I'll be turning it over.

Moi said...

you have such a beautiful way with words, Blue.....i wish you'd write more often and share with us.....