Elsewhere / Somewhere / Nowhere

Time cascades

Where once it streamed

Life pouring over the precipice

In torrents of me

A most magical tumbling

If one accepts it

Of liquid and light

A return to the womb

Cocooned in a separate reality

This curtain of creation falls

Upon a rock-strewn stage

There is no avoiding it

I await the last connection

The hardest landing

Before the water

Washes me away

Elsewhere

Somewhere

Nowhere

Or all

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50 Word Stories: The Flood

It began as a trickling like rain on a summer’s night running down a window. Without noticeable change, the water gurgled and giggled as though a river building to the sea. When it roared through every sense, a bestial thing, a god, I knew the truth: the flood had come.

50 Word Stories: Wonderful Departures


The angled sunlight made mirrors of the water, the sky below as above. It was like sailing between worlds in neither one realm nor the other, a breath held. My small boat made passage as though on that final trip we all must take. If so, what a wonderful departure.

Author's Note: as almost all my pictures, this is from Pixabay due to no attribution being required. But I just had to say WOW!

50 Word Stories: In Reflection

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Only in reflection are the true colours of nature seen. Hidden from prying eyes beneath satin sheets of glasslike liquidity a red sun tumbles. Mountain peaks and valley depths capture the sunset saving the last sheen of another day for the thankful fish. All good things to those who wait.