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Anchored on the Shore

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Anchored on the Shore

It seems
the longer I wait
on this dry shore
the farther you get
as I watch you sail
away
from my place
on this dry shore;

the winds pick up
and your sails unfurl
and with every breath I lose
watching you drift away
a gust of wind
sends you with blessings
of wasted breaths;

and I see you still
distant as you are
going to that place
I dreamt for you,
a place that grows farther still
as I dream for you
grander things
and grander places
that you will visit;

And on currents
that seem to flow
to the beating in my chest
you sail farther still
and with every dream I breathe
you sail farther yet
and you’re so far away now
from where I am
on this dry shore;

and I wonder if things would have been different
had I not sent you away
and kept you here
on this shore
where I can still see you
no matter how far you sail
from this shore
that you have never left
and I have never left.
 

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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 7:16:00 PM
    Samir, I decided tonight, I'd visit some of the poets on my fave list , poets I have not heard from in a great while. This poem makes me realize why I put you on my list in the first place. You are a stunning poet and this poem is beautiful. I am picturing either a love that you let go free or a child perhaps setting off to learn about the world for herself. Luv, Andrea