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Reflections

written by: Andrea E. Lodge

 

Firmly grasp my tired hands,
And walk with me on bits of sand.
Shards of mirrors below our feet,
Warm your toes on sun-soaked beach.
Watch the water touch our skin,
Where does the ocean begin?
Leave our imprints to be washed away,
But here is where we’ll forever stay.
Build a castle with me, wide and high,
Scratch our names right by its side.
Don’t get lost now, in the blinding sun,
Our reflections will be here when were are no one.
It’s thought that mirrors hold onto souls,
And we are walking on infinite bits of scrolls.
They capture every move we make,
They’ve done so since the time we became awake.
I see you, as the salt imbues your hair with flavor,
This beach has always been there to do us favors.
We live here but still some hours away,
Sometimes we spend an hour, but we always stay.
Our bodies and words are echoed in these grains,
And will be long after we lose parts of this place from within our brains,
A lifetime is a long time to hold inside your head,
And thoughts push one another around to make room for new thoughts to tread.
But here, in this place, everything is forever,
You were here and I was here before we were here together.
The soles of our feet are sinking into tiny bits of glass,
Uncountable mirrors of the future and the past.
As we walk along the water, I’ll firmly grasp your hand,
As our feet kick up bits and pieces of the mirror in the sand.

Andrea E. Lodge

Andrea E. Lodge

My name is Andrea Lodge and I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my boyfriend and my two, somewhat disabled cats. I graduated from Holy Family University with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts. I studied Secondary Education/English and obtained my teaching certificate. After graduating, I taught middle and high school Writing and Literature for 6+ years, until becoming disabled. Now, I spend my days writing and consider my profession to be "writer," though I have yet to have anything professionally published.
I have experience writing educational and informational pieces, though my passion is in creative writing. My main focus has been in poetry for many years. I have recently, however, returned to my roots, by writing fiction, something I did when I first started out. My strongest writing comes from things that are based on fact, so I have many pieces based on my own experiences that would be considered 'Creative Non-Fiction,' or 'Memoir,' and I am also working with my father to write his stories.
Andrea E. Lodge

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