Written by Jacob Ibrag

Lazy eyes down the Yellowstone,

she looked both ways to remember. Glances

from across the road, future already written. Cars

drive past the standing stone, her vehicle painted

with hazards. Every which way she tried to go

kept bringing her back into the middle.

Photo by Seth Macey

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11 comments on “Standing

  1. gardenlovepoet

    “Haruka tooi daichi no hate ni    atsuku moeru yuuhi ga shizumu
    Mada minu sekai e omoi wo hasete takanaru kimochi wa inori ni kawaru
    Kono hoshi no dokoka de naiteru dareka no waraigoe ga kikoeru hi made

    Far, far away, at the edge of the earth    the hotly burning sun sinks
    Driving thoughts to the unseen world, the beating feelings turn into prayers
    Until the day I can hear the person crying somewhere on this planet start to laugh

    Kodomotachi no hitomi ni utsuru    kibou no hikari wa yuuki wo kureru
    Chiisa na watashi ni dekiru koto nante    sekai wa hirokute wakaranai kedo
    Sumiwataru aoi sora ni tada hitotsu shinjitai    ai wa chikyuu wo sukuu no ka na

    The light of hope reflected in children’s eyes gives me courage
    The world is so vast, I don’t know if there’s anything someone small like me can do, but
    All I can believe in is that clear blue sky    I wonder if love can save the world” -Kokia “Live Alone”

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  2. You’d described the state of mind of being at crossroads in one’s life so well in this one…

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  3. How frustrated she must feel!

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  4. I read this as a reflection of the purpose seeking life. No matter which way you go or even to stand still, you right where you are meant to be.

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