About You Then - Poem by RIC BASTASA

YOU WERE a pebble
on the road
it was muddy
and it rained, and
i picked you from
that unspeakable
mess, and
i kept you warm in
my hand
even talked to you
and i polished you
and people
adored you until
you transformed into
a star
and you acquired
and speed and you
found your place in the
at night you shine
like any other
you are so distant
my palms miss you
my eyes can
only have the look
my heart
can only have
that lightness
when you were once
a pebble
inside my

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 20, 2010

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