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Drama In the Grain of Sand

Maya Ellenson authors essays and art columns, but she also likes to write unorthodox and prose poetry.

You and I

Coral Cove Beach, Tequesta, Florida

Coral Cove Beach, Tequesta, Florida

Lifetime in the Grain of Sand

In the grain of sand

Passes entire lifetime

With its own galaxies

To reach out--

Just to reemerge in some other capsule


Random or staged

Being reborn grain after grain

Until your face-

Unknown and even so

Oddly familiar

Turns up on the beach

Or on the train

Sunk in being alone


Have we ever been the strangers—

You and me—

If we’re acting in the same play

With no beginning and no end.

Scattered Fragments

South Florida

South Florida

Going Under

Stuart, Florida

Stuart, Florida

On the Beach

Coral Cove Park, Tequesta, Florida

Coral Cove Park, Tequesta, Florida


Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on November 01, 2018:

Mark, thank you very much for your kind and insightful comment!

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on November 01, 2018:

Love this poem, Maya. I’ll never look at the sand the same. I’ll certainly feel more connected. Thanks.

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