It is no one’s fault
That I find myself here
By the water’s edge 
Where else would I be?
Searching for answers
as is my way
I look up to the sky
and count the stars
framing the memory
in my mind
Remembering the last time
Here with you
I am not the prisoner
living within your mind
Nor your property
but yet you judge me
I came and left
grateful to be free
I picture the angle
of your jaw
that ever so slight
smirk on your face
your eyes, your hair,
your voice
Tiredness comes
and I am calm
Resting now
between the layers
of my thoughts
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


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  10 comments for “Layers

  1. July 22, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    lovely and deep

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you Christine 🙂

  2. July 22, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Just love the image raised by those last lines, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks so much Sue 🙂💕

      • July 22, 2019 at 3:51 pm

        🙂 x

  3. July 21, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Superb finale….
    “Resting now
    between the layers
    of my thoughts”

    • Christine Bolton
      July 21, 2019 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Ivor 🙂💕

  4. July 20, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Wonderful use of the prompts in a great poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 20, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      You are sweet Sadje. Thank you so much 🙂💕

      • July 21, 2019 at 1:11 am

        You’re most welcome 🙏

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