I watch the silent moon

rising from the

desolate depths

of an eternal sea

I see in the silver light

her footsteps in the sand

walking away behind me

a path I cannot follow

she is gone

and only I remain

I tried to call out to her

but my voice was drowned

in the rushing tide

and she did not turn

I am alone now

but not lonely

for a million stars

shine softly in my hair

and the ceaseless rhythmic

breathing of the waves

soothes me to sleep.