On Becoming a Grain of Sand in Time on the Colorado Plateau

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The first rays
Revealing the prism
Hazy ginger horizon, dusky cerulean
Rusty vermillion, muddy clay
Murky callous liquid, snaking along.And then a grain
Itself being the symbol and the thing.

A shape shifter in time
Fundamentally indestructible
By law.

Will you reveal your journey?
What have you seen?
Where have you been?
Your arrival is timely at any rate.

A moment of reflection,
Introspection,
Rumination,
Me, Age, Earth, the Universe

You hold the knowledge of time.

Take me with you
Over the ravine
Down the river
Beyond the rim.

You’re the wanderer I long to be.

A torrent of eons
Has shaped your existence
But today you’re mine
To question, to query
Before the shadows become too long
And I lose your company.

But rest we must, it is well deserved
I dream of you
I wake to thoughts of you.

I open my eyes
And there you are again
Reflecting a new dawn
Brilliant, blinding,

Eternal.

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