Poems and Poetry

Depthless | A Poem by Elaine Meredith

There it was before me,
close unto my heart
as I knew it would be ever:
sudden quiet kindled fire
far within the depths;
an unknown cavern, stilled,
listening darkness shattered
by a blaze.

There it was before me,
beyond named emotion:
deliverance, hope, poignant
longing; troubled waters’
fateful confusions; the dull
half excitement, ever disguised,
of unknowing curiosity,
faint within the flames.

There it was before me;
now inconsolable, beyond
all hope of redemption,
lost as cooling ashes
quickly scattered in a wind;
bereft, abandoned in
chill absence; yet unfailing
keepsake of some day
to come: there it was.


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