your ashes

girl with ashes
generated by Leslee Hare with MidJourney AI


Your ashes

My ballast in this bewildering world

Heavy in the tin

Your favorite cap perched

I forgot you were there for a moment.

Direction lost and found

Scorched and crumbling

You leave me untethered

Blindly grasping for an anchor.

Scattered now

Groping, I find the blindfold

Peel the layers back

And wipe the smudges from my face.

Cinders swirl


Finding purchase

I gain my footing.

Taking my own step forward

Ashes blend into the soil

And all is well

At last.

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