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Coastline

Where land meets sea Waves wash tears. Memories erode Brine swirls forgotten. The longing remains And our grief unloads. Where Moon drives tide Ebb hides need. Flow spills thirst Our wretched hearts cried. Where night joins surf We stand alone. The break of drift We straddle this shore. And light-years ‘tween stars Shrink our stature.

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Date: 11/6/2021 11:09:00 AM
We stand alone and straddle this shore speaks volumes Thomas. How alone and small we are in this great universe. Terrific lines! Linda
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Thomas Wells
Date: 11/7/2021 11:52:00 AM
So true, Linda! Thank you for your invaluable comments. -Thomas
Date: 9/22/2021 10:44:00 PM
The second lines of each stanza JUMPED out with depth and shocking values. However. "Shrink our stature" is not the usual expectation when we write of stars, but how right you are. We are nor masters of this planet, let alone of the universe. Humility (brought down to size) opens the windows of heaven's blessing & wisdom. shalom shalom, Anil
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Date: 9/23/2021 12:57:00 AM
You may know that Alpha Centauri is the nearest star to us. It is 4 light-years from Earth. If we travel at the speed of light, we will travel 6 trillion miles in one year. That means the nearest star is 24 trillion miles from Earth. The distance is beyond my comprehension. Light-years shrink us. It is so great to get your feedback! Peace & Goodwill! -Thomas