Dust In The Wind

Wind curls around the corner of nowhere
as I lie here while the grit blows
against my sun-bleached bones
dead without dimension,
and leaving no mark
for having wished
too softly and seldom –
I was patient too long
and trusted too damned much
now sand creeps across the land
wedded to the cleft of yesterday
I am a shape without space
as air flows through me
decayed from
the inside out
offering myself in a
last desperate oblation
as my words, like the wind
intercepts their meaning
saying it without nouns,
italics, fury or pathos
uncomplaining and unbound
upon this parched dry ground
until at last, an end of the end,
I’m merely dust and settled again.

© Literary Remains

16 thoughts on “Dust In The Wind”

  1. The entire poem felt so winded and restless and I was just carried along by the words until the end with those two rhyming couplets.

    Oh, sweet symmetry! The beginnings of a rhyme at the end made me feel as settled as the words of being settled themselves.

    Do you write every day? It looks like your blog is nearly always updated. I suppose National Poetry Writing Month might be a bit trivial to someone who already writes constantly, but it’s exciting nonetheless!

    Are you indeed taking part? This seemed like t may have been a day 10 prompt. Do you write as often as I seem to think? I need to check back here more often. There is so much to read!

    Cheers, love.
    ~ Adeline

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I’m not taking part in any writing events. I simply do not have the time available to engage in it. I try to keep my blog up to date with regular posts whenever possible. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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  2. I think your work is wonderful! Lines such as these today remind me of a feeling I had long ago that Poets must be Empaths, reflecting back to us the pain and Joy of forgotten experience from other times. Thank you so much for sharing! Sending Sweet Blessings, Dear and very much Love. 💞

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