the thunder of eternity ceased
to echo soul caravans in memoriam
being here and now you and I
daubed the canvas of centuries

with imagined auras of past lives
left by bereaved ones as mortal
years and decades weakened
reverberations of sorrow and grief

we were walking and pausing
and seeing ephemeral shadows
of tears as crystallized dew
on statues carved by weathered time

and memories resolve into heartstrings
surreal traces of hereafter’s glow
a no man’s land of ashes and dust
beneath the light of serenity

Image & Text © by Jonahh Oestreich. All Rights Reserved.

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