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Monhegan Island, Maine
Monhegan Island, Maine
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I sit on the rocks by the waves
The raw waves
The wild black rocks
The islanders say be careful

The black rocks can be slippery
And if you slip . . .
I sit on the black rocks
Near the clamor of waves

They rise up like mountains
And collapse into white chaos
Of foam

Surging a little closer each time
I talk to the waves
And I talk to the rocks
I tell them I love them

This is a good place to talk
With the island behind me
The black rocks do not side
With island or sea

I say things I have said before
And I say things
That are just between me and the sea
And if tears come

That is because
I have slipped into grief
But the rocks will not betray me
The sea will not betray me

They know that
Everything makes sense here
And that soon
I will slip away

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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