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The Wave

by Ivy Rozen 2 years ago in nature poetry
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Everything changes, but all is the same

A wave disintegrates into the sand

As they have done over the centuries and millennia

A timeless battle between change and constancy

Always the same, always moving forth

Yet the pursuit is always foiled

By forces too large for context

And relationships too complex for understanding

So all that is left to do is crash

The water froths in admission of defeat

Momentarily still, soon to try again

Until one day this particular wave rests at sea

Leaving only clues behind

Displaced pebbles and debris

To be unsettled by another wave

Watching this drama play out

A row of flowers, grass, twigs and dirt

The flowers and the grass grow joyfully together

Reaching tippy-toed towards the sun

A cool breeze, the sun’s constant creation,

All life sways gently

A gift of harmony and understanding from afar

The twigs and the dirt lay still

Watching their progeny in silent bemusement

Dead and living are one

And everything changes but all is the same

nature poetry

About the author

Ivy Rozen

Writer and poet with published articles, email campaigning experience, teaching experience, and a completed poetry residency with Free Verse, where I finished my first book of poems, Runcation, on sale now at www.IvanaWrites.com

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