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Ten Million Pebbles

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: October 28, 2018

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Ten million pebbles 

Drop off a mountain.

Beneath the starry sky,

Some clink against each other.

More bang boulders.

Yet others smack rock face.

A few breeze through

Cold, black air 

That pushes them side to side,

And slows their speed

Behind the others.

In different directions they hurry

Left, right, straight;

They race to the distant bottom.

Unaware of danger,

Of impact;

To fall like this is to freely fly like the birds under the pale moon. 

They caw and flap their wings

As they soar above.

Those simple pebbles,

Round and smooth.

Know nothing but soil, dust and bugs.

They descend without delay,

Without worry

Until gusts of wind slap them into panic.

Frantic to reach ground, they plummet faster as clouds grow.

Thunder cracks.

Lightening strikes a dozen pebbles

While the rest thud. 

Thud. 

Thud hard brown earth.

They crunch

Over crackly leaves.

Roll past uprooted trees

Past twigs strewn here and there that stop some pebbles.

Most continue across a dense forest path. 

Into a cave, 

They collect. 

Into one giant pile,

They stop.

And forever they stand.

Ten million pebbles.

 

 

 

 


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