Week 6: Retreat

Photo credit: Denise Smith “Transported”. Follow Denise on Instagram @deniselifeart or on FB Denise Smith


You were always
to find the pinnacle
the mountain
the river
the ocean
that would
make you
whole again
the elusive source
from which
you sprang

The external
the answer
in a book
in a face of another
and yet
it eluded you


You turned
and took
one simple
inward step

Where the vastness
of the retreat
to your own
fed the parched
desert of your longing

© Tanya Southey