Dripping Apart

Traces of the past have been marked

On the rocks freed from the icy touch.

 

Lying on the ground, restless, aware

Her age old body is shrinking,

Breaking apart, melting away.

If we pay attention, and hold out

A listening ear, as we walk down…

 

We can hear her rhythmic complaint

Dripping down in agony.

 

She lies powerless against the heat.

She has lost grasp, and hope, long ago.

 

Her waters are flowing, departing,

Flooding away against her will.

 

Every second of every day,

The frozen sea screams for help

And her cries echo in the valley.

 

Her dying corpse is lying there,

Conscious, it is drawing

Its last breaths…

 

We are all walking by in wonder,

Passive witnesses –

 

Ignoring our duty to rescue,

Our eyes beholding her dying beauty

 

Only half realizing her past splendor,

Gaping in awe in her presence –

 

Wholly oblivious of her melting state of sorrow.


Picture: La Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France, 22nd June, 2016.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh. my. gosh. wow! Powerful piece!

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    1. Thank you so much Kunal 🙂 It poured out of me, nature called out to my heart and I had to lend her my voice and hands. I am delighted it spoke to you 🙂

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      1. It absolutely did! Wonderful piece of writing!

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  2. I love the pic so much and the words are so powerful

    Like

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