Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Shallow Water (Day 27)

Photo: Richard Palmer


Shallow Water

The sand grew hot, 
searing gusts more 
dust than air, 
coating their eyes, 
their mouths, rendering 
each awkward breath 
a punishment. 
Is this what 
they had in mind? 
Or was 
the winding tide of clarity 
obliterated 
by the ineffable truth 
of  moonlight 
shimmering 
on a vast expanse 
of shallow water?



(c) 2017, by Hannah Six