Alone She Stands

Alone she stands on an empty beach

looking out over the crashing waves

Fixing her gaze in one direction

A young maiden waiting

for her love to return from sea

Yet he never comes

She stands there from dawn to dusk

Daylight fading into darkness

Seagulls flying overhead her only friends

Exhausted she collapses to the ground

countless grains of sand cradle her

as she cries herself to sleep

and the tide carries her tears out to sea.

Copyright© 2007 Nancy M. Ericsson

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