They Leave No Footprints

They Leave No Footprints

 When they met that last time

They stood together

In an empty field of turmoil

The ground was frozen

Snow covered

He offered her his hand

A candle flickered

And a book was slammed shut

No images in the mirror

The night engulfing

Like a tomb

After, they were separated

At the end, he lived in her heart

Beyond all depths

And they came to be forgotten

The unbearable weight of pain

Injustice and empty hopes

In between are many years

Endless time

Which does not allow foot prints

In their time was so much pain

So much joy

As there were shells in the sea

They walked in sadness like the wind

Hearts were beating

But they beat alone

All arrived unexpected later

When she thought of him

She trembled as spark in spring rain

She looked for his face everywhere

Thought that he would search for her

That he would find her

With an ancient instinct

She asked  the night

For dreams

As if she could possibly see

The ashes

Of a summer day


Which cares not for yesterday

And buries the sounds of memory

In the whispers of desert wind

So they leave no footprints

In the sand

© Ann Bagnall 2012.


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