one man walks

one man walks
feet firmly imprinting his scent the underbrush
….in the dirt

…….. in the woods

climbing reaches of limbs stretching down
tickling leaves brush his face

he moves forward
..he moves


length between strides
succumbs to soft-shoe side-steps

as the walk succumbs to
an internal migration of wonderment

..through the bramble & sticker bushes

along the trail he picks momentos
..lingering aspects to find

..and to leave behind

a rock in a clearing
gives comfort,

..pure solitude

as one man sits
to think

one man,
reaches limbs stretched down

to not touch my fingertips, pain exclaims

his empty hands carry memories
..permanent scars

of waiting

_____________________________________ dld 08.21.07


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