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by Colleen Sperry

I scratched your name
without a heart
in the wet sand
at the water’s edge
where the tide eventually reached
to fill with grains to fade
and completely wash it all away


Posted on 12/26/2011
Copyright © 2023 Colleen Sperry

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 12/27/11 at 12:48 PM

... wonderful.....

Posted by Laurie Blum on 12/28/11 at 01:53 PM

I really like this one alot! I know of which you speak.

Posted by Steve Baba on 01/02/12 at 01:09 AM

Great read!

Posted by Lori Blair on 01/05/12 at 07:28 PM

beautifully written and expressed..I even felt as if I was there watching you, heart and eyes!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/07/12 at 08:07 PM

A short but brilliantly impactful poem about lost love, Colleen. Good to read you again.

Posted by Max Bouillet on 10/22/12 at 11:31 PM

water washes away all the impressions and yet water also gives us vitality... maybe sometimes the impressions need to be washed away in order for us to make new impressions. if we want permanence maybe we should move further from the waves or write in something other than sand. rambling comment... sorry.

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