She Rushed on Ahead Until He Was Dead.

I found someone who seems master of the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I am stealing his art for My Blog. If you don’t know him, get familiar, you will be moved.

Matilda the Moonraker

Artist: Dakota Thornton Artist: Dakota Thornton

She rages and races,
a river
crashing over a boulder,
not stopping.
Not able to stop
or do more than to play,
following her path to the deep.
She’s smashing
and coursing,
her boulder is shrinking.
He’s turning to dust carried away to the sea.
She’s a river,
so there’s no looking back,
to see what she missed.
If she could she would
see the rock he meant to be.
A boulder,
firm and unflinching.
Once his footing is found,
Unable to say things that he would
because of the rushing river.
When she’s weak,
she gets small,
but isn’t able to stall,
she’s the river.
For him,
he’s a friend.
For her he’s a boulder,
there because he’s the rock.
If she saw
in the past
and over her shoulder
she’d see that boulder,
in the light of a mate.
Without him she is…

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