Cailey Martin

Reflecting On Mirror Lake - Poem by Cailey Martin

Light fell through trees, light lighting red earth
like a rusty wagon long since abandoned.

I remember leaves nodding up and down,
expressing approval, as soil crushed and popped

out beneath my feet. I remember stone
forming crumbly steps without a descent

in view. Uncertainty coasted on air
as the trees gave life to breezes.

Clouds passed overhead with graceful
ease, the little trickle of a lake gone dry...

A sign standing in the middle of what used to be
while a doe paused for breath and bearings.

I remember the stillness, not heavy and dark,
but kind, and almost gone–

Stones, standing on stones, waiting to fall
but never succeeding. I remember

the tallness of the world. I remember
the flatness of the world. She curved

and distorted, following wishes, holding
promises but reluctant to make more.

Topic(s) of this poem: beauty, earth, mirror, nature, past, reflecting, reflection, silence, time, beautiful

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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