At sunrise we set out on a journey

To encircle our island world

Hand in hand,

Barefoot in the shining wet sand.

By evening we’d come all the way around

Preening at our accomplishment

Only to watch the rising tide

Come and wash our footprints away…

A thousand years from now,

Maybe even less,

No one will know we’ve been here.

There we stand watching,

As in countless other times,

The shining path

Of the setting sun across the waves

Following first with our eyes,

Then our hearts,

And then our entire beings,

drawn into the light that fills us,

back to where we began

And shall begin once again.

For we don’t melt away with the sunset

As do our footprints into the sea;

No more our moments that we’d passed here.


We are so much more

Than the physical traces we leave.


About Ampbreia

I'm an ex-Pentacostal, ex-Muslim, ecclectic Agnostic with slightly Wiccan leanings. I am not affiliated with any organized religion or political platform, but I do believe in magic and all things wise and wonderful. I work as an admin in a calibration lab. I've published 2 books so far this year: Lost in Foreign Passions: Love and betrayal, passion and loss in the heart of an alien land (a memoir of my time as a Muslimah and living in Iran for a year), written under my previous married name, Debra Kamza, and Dream Lover (a paranormal romance, the tale of witch that summons her favorite character out of a Bewitched spin-off and the actor who plays him as well). I'm constantly writing stories and poems, thoughts and dreams, and quite a few opinions - many of which are not popular but oh well. Bite me. I'm interested in art, animals, the paranormal, and people. I love to dance, all sorts, but have been studying belly dance since 2006 and LOVE it! I love anime too and love dressing up and going to conventions. My writing runs the gummut of historical, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and erotica. Beware: I may not be safe reading for work. Just saying....
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4 Responses to Footprints

  1. Beautiful; I always enjoy your writing!!! One constructive criticism: I believe after the line about footprints washing away, the line should read “No one will know we’ been there” The word “know” is missing.


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