She is the color

Delicate leaves fall
Blanket of color upon the cool ground,
She is the color of my world,
She is the warmth
Of beauty.
Rainbow world is my illusion
Focused on the brightest days,
She has my heart
Shared with her own,
She is the piece so fragile,
She is the seasons of me.
Hand stitched emotion
Gliding in and out
Marking the path
Invisible way mesmerizing the eyes
With hidden scenes,
She is the arm of love surrounding me,
She is the keeper of the gentle smile,
She lights the world with her touch sublime,
She is the truth in a crazy world.
She silences the crowd with a sincere laughter,
They lean in to listen
The children of earth dance along
They hear her song in a frail whisper,
They hear their story
In each beat of her heart.
She echoes through dreams
Sweet lullabies
She spins her yarns and tales of mystery,
She captivates in color
Her life unfolding,
Blanket the world
In her gifts of the master.

Motion of living

Moving forward
This world a wave pushing me
In and out
Riptide tugging here then there
I float to escape into the horizon
To chart the course
Originally followed.
The sun shines like razors
Flashing into eyes
Blinding illumination
Reflected off of life
And into the soul
With clarity.
I reach out for land
Hands and knees pulling myself towards higher ground
Need to see the whole of it all
Not just one grain of sand
Under my nail.
The perfect shell tumbles along
Caught in the froth of a wave,
Gifts from the sea rolling
Come, see about me it calls
As legs move it along just out of reach.
I follow along the tiny prints digging into earth
Leaving zigzag marks as it skitters along,
It leads me to the grass
And I climb the dune to battered fences
And there before me a hundred perfect shells,
Shades of white and pink and lilac
Dainty specimens unique.
I reach down and pick one of the largest pieces,
Holding it up I hear the sounds
Of waves and the universe echoing to my soul,
This is life,
Journeys leading you
Moving you
Relax and follow
Or float and be carried out,
Or just to simply stop and listen
To the heartbeat within.
I hold my head up high
With eyes closed to the blinding sun,
I listen and breathe,
The beat of the waves on this earth,
The beat of the rhythm of my heart,
The music and motion
Of my life.