On Edge

Staring Into The Future
Digital Painting
by
Elizabeth Crawford

On  Edge

There is a fault line
which curves unseen
through the human
psyche.

Deep dark crevasse
with jagged forks
like those of a lightning
strike.

At bottom, only
a rapidly changing
river, where emotions
run.

Dark fast moving
waters, constantly
carve away unknowable
stone.

What keeps us alone,
always at its ledge,
is but a matter of
choice.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/10/2018

Note:  Image is a digital painting done several years ago.

Poem is posted at Waiting on Words: Word for Day 10: Fault
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About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to On Edge

  1. bwarren says:

    I’m familiar with that fault line, Elizabeth. This is a beautiful description. Thank you.

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  2. Marianne says:

    Each stanza is a little jewel. Well done, Elizabeth!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. annell4 says:

    Yes, so much of what happens, is our own choice. I love this piece!!! You are so right, that fault line is there, “waiting,” and we can fall right into it, without knowing.

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