Footsteps In The Rain
I turn and look at barren mountain spaces.
Dirt and rock appear as snow on higher
Elevations. Working hard erases
Loss and love for now. A breeze encircles
Solitary people changing places;
Man for man and woman’s far behind. I
Lust for life on distant Mars. In space, no
Raindrops fall on footsteps leaving traces.
Dana Xedos is a published poet and emerging American artist born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the paternal granddaughter of Greek immigrants hailing from the Cycladic island of Milos, home to the Venus de Milo. Xedos’ written and visual work resides in expressionism and magic realism with postmodern sensibilities found in a lineage including strong French and South African influences. Her creative writing motto is that of artist Miró: “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” Xedos lives and works in Los Angeles..