Crossing by Samuel Gilbert

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Holding On by Samuel Gilbert

I think some prominent themes in my work are the beauty of nature, how quickly time passes, the inconstancy of things, and reflection. I like my photos to reflect how I feel as well as be pleasing for me to look at. I like to capture not only moments and memories but also feelings. My poetry functions similarly but I try to accomplish the same things with words. Poetry is, after all, the best words in the best order, and I try to arrange my words in such a way that I can see and remember how I've felt at certain times in certain places.

Crossing

I don’t know where you’re

On your way to

Or when I can see you again

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This is all there is

Shrugging hearts, breaking winds

Thrashing, whipping

Against bare and freezing

Shores of hopes and dreams

Where I write

Pain on these graying pages

~

Dying, clawing, gasping

Until I can see you again

Until I see you again

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What are we where we are now?

What were we then?

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Burning lies like stars in black skies

Falling fires

Upon crumbling spires

Who’s grandeur never graced us

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White sea foam

In the wake of some grand creation

Somehow coming home

Churning, frothing sin

Beneath a pale horizon

On the gray Atlantic

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Until I see you again

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