A Face

A Face

A Poem by Hannah Ellsworth

Oh, it is true:
you are a face to remember.

When cities have fallen
and stories are written
in our ashes
by our children

they will remember your face

like a promise;
like a half-forgotten deity;
like a beacon

across the lake of my childhood,

your face - 
in passing,
our footprints in the sand, 
mere meters from impact.

I should have asked you
to stay longer.

I should have asked you to stay.

© 2014 Hannah Ellsworth


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Hannah Ellsworth
Hannah Ellsworth

Kingston, Canada



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Hello everyone! I am a writer based in Kingston, On. Canada. While most of my published writing has been poetry and articles for the local newspaper, I am an aspiring novelist and songwriter. more..

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