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Simply to Exist
I slowly walk through the forest
and feel the soft jade moss
caress my feet as I pass by all
the beauty and wonder that surrounds me,
for today I have a purpose.
Today I capture your essence for all to see.
Pen and pad in hand I approach
the clearing ahead where I know you
will be waiting for me.
You always are.
A stone gray sentinel keeping
watch over your domain.
Branches stretching up to the sky
and bending this way and that at the
As if paying homage to some unknown
deity by bowing day after day.
I find a comfortable spot and begin
to sketch your massive frame.
As the hours go on it becomes
I sit on the weatherworn porch
gently swinging my feet
as I watch you water your flowers.
The morning sun is still hid
beneath the blankets of the pine trees
over the hills, and past the valleys
where the morning mist gathers
before fading out of this existence
and into the blackness of nothingness.
You make such simple motions look so graceful
and artlike. A beautiful ballerina
who doesn't realize she can dance.
I watch you as you spray the life giving
spray back and forth and hum ever so lightly.
I watch as the drops fall through the air
and land on each petal individually,
hesitating ever so slightly before racing
"I promise" is such a simple phrase
you toss about as free as air.
But do you truly understand?
Do you even really care?
You said that you would feed me
but my stomach feels empty and torn.
You said that you would clothe me
yet bitter winds embrace my naked form.
You said you would be here by my side
yet only my shadow comforts me.
You said you would heal the wound
and yet it continues to bleed.
You said you'd be my dearest friend
as you plunged the dagger in my back.
You said you'd fill my every need
but now there's only dark and lack.
And after everything that we've through
it pains me that I must admit.
That despite the
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More