Oceanside X (Footsteps)
I found your footsteps in the sand
and followed the direction you had gone
and though some time has passed since you’d been here,
the imprints are still clear,
and I will picture you
with life’s determined purpose in your face,
the way I would remember you to be;
and when I put my foot onto the sand
where you have stepped,
my sole still feels the outline of your feet
and I’ll imagine then
your body’s warmth that once was there
has not quite gone away.

Jon Bohrn (1998)

 

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