April – Elements: Earth


Photo credit: Denise Smith “He ain’t heavy” Follow Denise on Instagram @deniselifeart or on FB Denise Smith (Photo Album – My Streets) — with Denise Smith.

The earth knows
no religion
only pallid
bones and
dense flesh all
the same
under skin tones
that differ

The earth knows
no boundaries
only places
where the land ends
where the ocean starts
where the mountains
hover and where all
look up to the stars

The earth knows
no half-truths she
knows all our secrets
holds all the tears
and when we are gone
in the haunting quiet
our memories will
dissolve into her soil
only to rise again
carbonated in a seed,
a flower or tree,
the scent of all
that was loved,
our joy returned,

© Tanya Southey