Ozy part two

I am from within this sea of glass
and memory,
in my hands are held the grains
of truth,
I set before you a monument,
a statue,
though lifeless it is the living proof
that man once held dominion.over
all this ancient land.

His eyes like shattered windows
scattered light where there was none
and I looked again to find
that the traveler had gone,

leaving only footprints
filling rapidly
with sand.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.