mary douglas


The Waves That Almost


the waves that almost
reach, carry more
of beauty

that recede before
their colors can
indict you.

everything turns
from you, countering
your understanding.

do you, reformer,
notice the moon
like a rose

over the darkening pier?

mary angela douglas 2 june 1985

Submitted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Topic of this poem: Beauty


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