anchored

anchor by anelephantcant

anchor by anelephantcant

at the end of the pier rests an anchor
ancient and huge and rusted
a relic of an era sadly disappeared
when I believed that your word could be trusted

the buoys stretch on lines across the bay
a plane circles slow overhead
a grey ship sits a mile offshore
as I reflect on what you said

seaweed strewn along the shoreline
waits for the tide to be washed away
jellyfish are stranded too
but perhaps they can live one more day

the sands of time are shifting
the silent songbirds fly
the hills slip soft behind the mist
the clouds begin to cry

I view the plains from the mountain top
I study the head of a pin
then I find I am going blind
when I peer at what lies within

for your words change how I see life
force my heart to pause and harden
no longer an innocent butterfly
in an invisible ultraviolet garden

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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4 Responses to anchored

  1. Al says:

    Excellent and so sad. Well written

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  2. Gyslaine L. says:

    Très fort ce poème et pose la question sur la réalité qui refait soudain surface. Bisous à toi 🙂

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  3. niasunset says:

    “the sands of time are shifting
    the silent songbirds fly
    the hills slip soft behind the mist
    the clouds begin to cry”

    what a beautiful poetical expression… once again your words captured me. Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia

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  4. Esther says:

    Such a sadness

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