Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem- journeys October 6, 2014

Like a stone on the beach

she picked him up,

and took him home.

He filled her with new life,

and they held companionable

hands, two became four.

Beneath the bubble,  

Poisons devoured him in relentless nibbles,

and the doctor said his only hope

was a healing journey

to a new way of life.

But toward,

is also away,

and children waved good-bye

to their skipping stone,

who crossed an ocean and

disappeared into time.



4 Responses to “poem- journeys”

  1. Indeed, there are two sides to every coin. This one compliments your other piece really well. You did a great job.

  2. “toward is also away”- The apex of a relationship may be viewed as the end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end. It’s somewhat like a solstice.

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