Light within

She sings her song
Dressed in jewels falling
Like mermaid tears
Glittering on sand.
She builds her castles
The higher ground shifting
Still washes out to sea
Lights flicker within
Then upon crashing waves die.
She swims to far horizons
Searching for the past she left
Needing to cast away
The pain it brings
Like sad treasures on the sand
Rolling below
She sits alone
The rocks under moonlit skies
And watches the shapes move about
She is invisible to their eyes
As they search for their own trinkets
Oblivious to her existence
She slips silently back
As the waves move through
Erasing any sign
That she had been
For but a moment
Among them.

Drifting sea on dreams

Moving forward floating,
Thoughts of images spent
Aimlessly drifting like
A boat at sea
Silence of nothingness
Rocking to the rhythm
Of a heart alive.
Dreams of yesterday rise
From below the depths
Sea spray-like tears
Cascading down the sides
Running freely into
The ocean that surrounds
Like a child in arms
wrapped up and safe
Sleeping peace like time
That ushers in rebirth
And regenerated spheres
Of my inner fantasy.
I move back and forth
Before the setting sun
Strangely unaware of my existence
Except the white room of calm
That sits waiting for fulfillment
Of a new day that will rise
And I once more
Will raise and set sail
Into my mind’s eye
Another perfect morning
Spent skimming dreams.