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I tried to read the words
but the water washed them away

Every bit of ink a blur
every letter no different than another

Ripples, and waves of
some other place and time, unknown

I watched them fade into oblivion
taken out with the tide

Perhaps they would return again
perhaps they would not

And how was I to know
without remembering what was

I pondered a bit longer
then finally, I lifted up my glass

Like magic, they reappeared
whole, as if they’d never gone

And yet, the bottom of my glass
knew better, it new the truth

That the words would
someday, fade away, and I with them


May Writing Prompts – A Ripple in Time – Day 1/31

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