Leave Something Behind

Writers Envy

Erased by an impetuous sea
Jealous, I think, of my temerity
In leaving behind
An imprint of me

Cold, stone fabric incurvated,
A chase, the sun, a hand,
Symbols, signposts, epitaphs that
Shout I was here, remember me

The wind, the stars, the sea,
Inked on the space that surrounds me;
Permanence that comes with death,
Usually;
Not that bodily death is not permanent,
Just so, but my spirit yearns, nay aches
To live on in memory of me

Not just a symbol, a signpost, an epitaph,
Footsteps in stone are but curiosities
Three million years hence;
“Lucy walked here” but who was Lucy?

On a craggy eminence overlooking the sea, as
The brusque wind blew salt upon my lips
And the fragrant stink of seaweed
Filled my nostrils
Amid the cry of seagulls overhead,
I contemplated in the warmth of the sun,
As I gripped, knuckles-white, Earth’s rocky permanence,

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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