Looking over her shoulder,

she knows all that is chasing her

and that everything will catch her.

Swallowed by a swell of blinding swirls,

Photo Credit: Ayres Photography

she has already disappeared.

Her present is lost to the past.

It’s Open Link Night, Week 133 over at d-Verse~ Poet’s Pub.  This is my submission.  Go check them out, lots of great poets!


11 thoughts on “Swallowed

  1. “Her present is lost to the past”…amazing line.
    Great pairing of words to image. 🙂

  2. Her present is lost to her past. . . . I know that space.

  3. Gulp. You reached me in the place where I know this.

  4. Grace says:

    Sadly some of us can never let it go ~ Thanks for sharing ~

  5. Oloriel says:

    The feelings described are painfully relatable.

  6. brian miller says:

    sadly i know far too many that are consumed by their past….

  7. To be lost into the past.. an all too common reality.. the first part sounded more like a nightmare… but with those last lines it turned all too real..

  8. claudia says:

    dang – that is frightening – reminded me of a dream i often had as a kid..

  9. Gabriella says:

    You have painted a frightening sense of void and self-loss!

  10. such a soul glimpse sanpshot!

  11. Boy do I know that feeling all too well.

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