• Vol. 02
  • Chapter 10

The man who tried to stay

I have slipped beneath the sand
unseen for a short time.

Granule nudges granule
time to go, nothing lodges here.

Dunes hesitate for a while
then leave this barren place.

White crystals slide past my skin
an empty sky says not welcome.

No path to follow, the sun burns
my back waiting to suck my footprints.

A soloist walks alone.