Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Echo Endings

Echo Endings

I sit and listen
I sit and cry
A bee buzzes by, suddenly gone
Leaving a silence
Much like the silence when an echo ends

My attention is turned to the crows, circling the trees,
Carrying on in traditional crow fashion
Loud, invasive, important
They fly away
Leaving a silence
Much like the silence when an echo ends

Night approaches

Cicadas, tree frogs, crickets
Mix their expressions, intentionally, exponentially
A bat streams around a light post
Joins the chanting
With a silence
Much like the silence when an echo ends


“I have to accept!
I have to move forward!
I have to trust the process!”
I scream into the mountains
My words sound an echo

I stop crying
And pray in silence
When the echo ends



MariJo Moore © September 21, 2010

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful words to carry me. Thank you MariJo.

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