Barefoot on my walk I pause, my feet Sink deep into Dark Soil
Warmth washes to Coolness with Each Layer
My Hands Dig Further into my Potential Bed
And into the Richness I start to Lay in Gleeful Un-Stillness
A moment I pretend to be one with all that has Expired
How the Earth Blankets our History by Chapters
Archeologists are Worms and Bugs and Burrowing Creatures
Navigating through Cities entombed in Rubble
And Weathered Corpses stripped of their Faces and Names
Time fades the Epitaphs of these Unassuming Gravestones
Of Forgotten Cemeteries leveled for our Roads and Homes
I cannot help but smirk in Macabre Wonder as I continue on my Path
Whom do I Greet Unexpectedly if they be now Grass or Tree
And when I am Erased by Time, who would Unknowingly visit Me
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Savannah Hernandez is a creative story writer, poet, and visual artist who graduated from Cal Poly Pomona University with a Bachelors in English Literature. Her themes often focus on healing, growth, and reflections on life.
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