Rising Tides

rising tides
inside contagious lightning

burning paper like my soul

dimmed into an existential
fire light, inflated breeze.

© Ben Ditmars 2016


Image Source: Flickr with animation by LunaPic


Echoes of Laughter

“it’s all accumulation and the aftermath,”
she says as I would question her
about the failing earth and
giants unaware that they
are sinking every day –

we share what’s left
of predetermination as
the echoes of her laughter
warm my heart.

© Ben Ditmars 2016


Photograph Courtesy of Kim Stapf

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