The Stone Cutters

Original Bob


The stone cutters work
chopping, grinding large stones
through the cloud of dust
just visible.


Yet roughness remains,
only smaller,
dust blinding.


Grinding polishing
surface smooth,
beneath still raw.


Stumbling through rubble,
my sole’s bloody, I go on,
seeking peace vanquished.


© Original Bob
24 May 2018
6 October 2019 Revised