To See

NaPoWriMo 2020: Day 17

From within
the solitary cave
of my being
I watch.

As the world
I once knew

Sun still rises
and shines,
the moon still drifts
like a ghost through darkness.

And I must wonder
if this forced change
in perspective will allow us

to finally see.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/17/2020

Note: Image is a pen and ink sketch I used to decorate the final page of a small, self-published chapbook, titled “Singing Over The Bones” in 2002.  I dedicated it to my Mother because she taught me the two most important lessons I needed to learn: 1. It is never too late to begin, and 2. It is a good thing to learn how to be alone.

I wrote a preface for the chapbook and just reread it. Thinking I might share it on another blog.

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4 Responses to To See

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the watching from inside the solitary cave of your being. I feel that way too. I am feeling a bit too quiet, as have been mostly in for a month now……….in Canada, we are at the peak, and have to be careful still for some weeks. I am grateful to still be here, and not sick. Grteful that you are, too. I love this poem.

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  2. Marianne says:

    Beautiful writing, Elizabeth! I love this one! Sadly, I don’t think the people who need to have their eyes opened will ever truly see. They’re the ones who will be protesting at our MN governor’s residence later today.

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  3. Irene says:

    It really is a change in perspective.


  4. Change will do us good. Nice writing, Elizabeth.



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