In the valley of shifting sand dunes
Lost, I stare around me.
Disabled, terrified to move
Should I turn? And if so
This way or that?
Look up or down?
My whole self is lost
My soul is sinking fast
My life is already half buried.
The sand shifts under me
Forwards or backwards?
I cannot decide.
The sun blazes and my tears
Scald themselves dry;
My thoughts tumble
and spin in tumult.
What can I do?
What will become of me?
I am lost.
Someone tell me
Where did I drop my phone?
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11 thoughts on “In Shifting Sands”
I had to laugh… my son dropped and broke his smartphone this weekend. He is completely lost without it. I have to laugh or I’d have to cry.
Oh I recognise that pain… We have an ongoing saga about charging leads at the moment as my son has broken his and keeps stealing his sister’s.
Ah… siblings. Gotta love ’em.
noooooooooooooooo – not the phone!!!! I remember (back a hundred years or so) when I had every phone number I might ever need . . . in my MEMORY!!! Nowadays??? Nope. It had best be in my phone or I am lost. Great job. Welcome to the challenge.
I loved this! That last line caught it perfectly! LM x
I cracked up at the end! This would describe my husband to a T!
I love the switch at the end. It might not be the end of the world, but losing a phone can certainly feel like it.
Thanks! They always go missing when you realise how much you need them!