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

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’re the wanderer I long to be.

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

You hold the knowledge of time.

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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