‘Towans’


Sand
seeps into every
corner
of my mind
my vision
my life
as the dunes
stretch endlessly
away

Away…
far away
like deserts
of nothingness,
so empty and clean
yet full,
full of space
full of time
full of energy.

Not a noisy,
bounding
energy
but a
silent,
ever so slight
vibration.
Ever so subtle,
sublime,
A mirage,
a mystery.

Sand
shifting eternally
never the same,
yet unchanging.
Changing. The same.
Always, forever.
Forever, always…

Soothing hues
and textured
blanks.
That place where
nothing becomes
something,
some thing
Nothing.

                                                                            -Cornwall, 1999