Ravenous

from gaping chasms
to highest mountains
from ocean’s opaque bed
to desert’s searing sun;
beauty, we seek
in bulks and heaps ~
insatiable need
blinds avid eye/I,
dulls (tactile) senses.

driven
to the brink of madness
by desperate search,
we seldom detect
or acknowledge
the small pearls and diamonds
scattered
beneath our bare feet.

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It’s Open Link NightΒ over at dVerse Poets Pub and Brian is tending the Bar. This is a short one I came up with… hope you enjoy.

21 thoughts on “Ravenous

  1. Indeed, “searching” seems such a waste. Instead, “exploring” the pearls under our feet seems so much a better strategy!
    Nicely put.
    You know, when I come to your site and see that bench, I keep hoping someday we’ll see you sitting there. The bench’s emptiness is so loud!

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