A Forest in the Desert

The darkness’ bitter memory

Was all that lay within me

Until I emptied

My poor soul of you

I spoke the words

And brought to life

A forest in the desert

The day I realized

I could break through

No longer will they stir the dust

In search of bones and ashes

No longer will my inner child

Cry out

Weeping for the loss of one

So helpless in her effort

To cling to something

That she cared about

When all the while

My precious time ran out

And the things I thought

I cared so much about

Had turned to dust

And the investment of my trust

Blew in the wind

So now I’ll fend

For myself

As I let go

This much I know

As I inhale

The green I see

Inside of me

(c) Kay Salady









About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on April 14, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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