Maya Ellenson authors essays and art columns, but she also likes to write unorthodox and prose poetry.
You and I
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
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.
On the Beach
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.