let me be.

I walk in the shadows-

there’s a slight rustle of the leaves

the sun touches my foot-steps
through the smog,


there’s a slight rustle of the leaves
behind me.

the cloud breaks open to reveal
the spillage of blue, her eyes

trace the contours of my existence.

numb thoughts are strewn on my path,
the world is asleep and I, awake.

so let the winds be, let me be.


Image source:Β LIGHTS AND SHADOWS β€” PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov

Linking it up with Poets United Midweek Motif- Tranquility.

This is Poem # 4 for my 30 Days, 30 Poems Challenge.

21 thoughts on “let me be.

  1. LOVE! the leaves above and behind lead to the best kind of breakthrough–“her eyes / trace the contours of my existence.” I have felt the numbness, but to also feel alive! Pleasant or not, silent and alone.


  2. I think some of the most tranquil moments occur when the world seems to be asleep but I am not. It is then that there is the most absolute quiet imaginable. I enjoyed all the details you included….especially the rustling of the leaves!


  3. Walking in the shadows can feel very lonely – a halfway place between awake and asleep…alive..or not…sometimes we need to be set free to find out what we would really choose


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