like the waves I tried

but somewhere along the way

lost my heart to stone

cast away to sea only

pushed up on a distant beach


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you leave me again

in a kaleidoscope world

ten thousand visions

each a mirror reflecting

fragments of a broken dream


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through its setting pall

ten thousand people come to watch

rats to the piper’s call

I follow – but left behind

stand wistful upon the shore


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everything is dust

lose one way – find another

weep with happiness


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with the dawn fading

as all that burns bright dims – just

childhood memories


brightly twinkling stars

constellations in grasses

tread softly through heaven


in grasses I left

long may you burn firefly

a wasteland beacon



in the mirror held

frog’s silvered reflection – still

in the otherworld


surrounded by waves

pondering – so profoundly

even the mud hears


soundly – frog stamps

on ripples – the universe

his seal of fate