Hawaiʻi Sonnet 82 ( Slip Away)

Listen, Love, to the heard beyond hearing,
lost ocean’s call in an empty shell,
the sound of air unmoving there, captured only quiet,
an unblown moan, wind still in a hollowed out life.
The self that you were, I was too, washing away,
wave by wave we were wearing clear
as this smooth sand beach,
reflecting twilight, last sun whispers,
under a just glimpsed crescent moon,
a slice of everything seeming only partially here,
now all for the most part disappeared at dusk. I bend
to touch your fading face imagined in slippery shadow,
feel water, feel nothing
glide beneath my hand.

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Today’s word is

empty

Use it in a sentence or two or three and leave your writing in a comment below. I would love to read it. Happy Saturday / Pōʻaono : )

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