This poem was written in response to Sue Vincent’s weekly Thursday Photo Prompt. Check out Sue’s wonderful blog for more information.
I Am The Sand
I am the sand,
Trapped in your hourglass.
Seeping smoothly down your neck.
You can tip me up or down,
Stopping the flow of my grains,
But you cannot hold time.
He is the sea,
Pushing forward mercilessly,
Like the hands on a clock,
Stopping for no one,
Caring for nothing,
Overwhelming us all.
He is persistent and I am compliant,
He’s unrelenting, while I am forgiving,
His waves are strong and tenacious,
He overpowers me with his demands,
He will flood my beaches and erode our world.
And you, you will sit and watch, helplessly.
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