foolishly, i follow in your footsteps,
wanting to leave an impression on the
world so great, that it’ll be palpable for
the decades to come. future tides will
ebb away at it, but it will forever remain
in the footnotes of history. this is not
plausible, i know.
to the girl who lives for the transient –
you who wished to walk so lightly that you’d
leave no footprints, speak so softly you’d
only be heard by your intended recipient.
distilling the hurt, the beauty, the starkness,
the warmth of your world into neatly wrapped
verses, making your presence little known
offered eternity and the transitionary;
you’d choose the transitionary,
and i'd choose you.
Because of Saerelune thread in the main forums I remembered this. And because of this I started reading your napowrimo poems, it's so interesting to see how all poems seem connected yet they are so different.
You and Rania are just legends with these writes for NaPoWriMo.
LOVE the contrast of choosing eternity or the transient kind of life... the juxtaposition of one wanting to leave imprints on the world, reaching a greater distance perhaps versus someone wanting to be more of a drifting spirit, more purposeful in their approach, impacting only those they wish to hear their voice.
And those closing lines, choosing this person and the kind of beauty in wanting all that they are. No matter if the two of you fade away or are forgotten with the waves, at least you will be together and know it, even if the world is pushed to the sidelines.
Also, so neat with the images lately, love that you share that!