Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien
Carrying Light
Response

No Secrets
Annmarie Lockhart
Inspiration Piece

The trees were supposed to carry
you my secrets:
scrawled love notes on swirling leaves.

But no wind blows six years strong
and I forgot the words
to our unnamed song.

You drew a dream in the low-tide sand
and showed it to me
while I was looking at the stars.

She saw what the surf
left behind under scattered jellyfish
and said Stars belong in the sea.

But I know stars must be plucked
from the waves
and hung in the sky

to spell out the story of tomorrow
scavenged from scraps
of yesterday.

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3 Comments

  1. Ray Sharp
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 8:24 am | #

    This is a beautiful poem, Annmarie, the extended metaphors of sea and tides and stars.

  2. Sharon Poch
    Posted December 14, 2014 at 8:45 am | #

    I knew you were a woman of star and sea. Loved reading your work instead of the other way around. Beautiful . . .

  3. Robert Haydon Jones
    Posted December 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm | #

    It sings to me and I don’t what it means do I, Mr.Me?

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