How can I pour my existence onto the page,
To stand firm, true, inviolate;
Like this arrangement of ancient bark?
My words written in their time,
Shed themselves like autumn leaves,
Tumbled and turned by the winds of the creative mind.
Will they whisper to those who would hear,
Of greener times and memories unfurled,
My secrets, my shame, my joy, my sorrows?
To be picked up and appreciated for their sunset colouring,
Swept aside with impatience as a trifling incidental,
Or trampled to dust by the pell-mell of rushing feet.
And which, dear reader, are you - a collector, a sweeper, or a trampler?
So many words; so little time to fully appreciate other’s writing. I think I’m a collector with sweeper tendencies. :)