Lisa Nielsen and Frank Cianciotti

Frank Cianciotti

Inspiration Piece

Lisa Nielsen


adrift again

i scattered you into the ocean
to say good-bye
and then came back to find you

i expected you to be waiting
but i can’t see beyond the horizon

my feet massage
the wet sand,
my heart swells
like too big a thing
pressed into an imaginary box

i am in
the center of the universe
for your remains
hoping clumps of you
will be delivered by
a sympathetic wave

i imagine, instead, you
clinging to the sea wall
and the bitterness of
knowing i let you escape


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  1. Posted February 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm | #

    As if the words flowed directly from the beautiful photo!! I love this pairing!

  2. Posted February 27, 2012 at 11:07 am | #

    I like what Lisa did with this photograph. Her words captured the essence of the vision I had. Not everyone who walks alone is necessarily lonely but, there is often some searching for something lost or something not yet discovered when one looks to the sea.