Remembering The Waves of Last Year
by, Melissa R. Mendelson
Last year unrolls
like a crashing wave upon the shore,
against the walls to my mind,
and those walls come falling down.
I’m in the past,
drowning under hardship,
trying to survive
against the odds,
and I survived.
But I was weighed down too many times
mistakes that have now left me scarred,
and I remember.
Like a crashing wave against the shore,
I press my feet into the sand,
refusing to fall.
Instead, I stand,
and I watch him now wade
into those dark waters,
and I hope,
I pray that he swims to shore.
Let no mistakes that caused me harm
fall upon him.
Let him drift across the whispers of time
and awake with a new life waiting.
I’m still haunted by those mistakes,
and maybe, I have given up.
I still press my feet in,
waiting for him to come back home.