Meeting the earth in mutual trust
Nature, history and human connection are recurring themes in the poetry of Adam Archer. Adam is a passionate writer and poet who is based in Dorset. We are very thankful for his excellent contribution which invites us to embrace and appreciate the natural world.
I find myself on ground that gives,
Wild grass up to my waist,
From this point the green cascades,
Yet somehow feels misplaced.
I follow suit and meet new ground,
My steps meet unaged gray,
With each firm foot I’m more detached,
Into the darkling day.
With all footfalls, I miss the earth,
My eyes now meet the ground,
I scan the plain, for signs of life,
No evidence is found.
To take a step into the gray
Removes me from the green,
I shall not meet, that darkling day,
But somewhere in-between.
On ground that gives, I know my place,
Meeting the earth in mutual trust,
As animal upon the face,
My place on land goes undiscussed.
Adam Archer, 23, Dorset
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