We find the pieces
the best of the rest rising
tiny bubbles cascade in and out
like ocean tides
bringing up from the bottom
what had been lost,
hidden in the depths
and too long forgotten.
We linger in the shallows
puddles of thoughts that warm
with the waning of a summer sun
filling prints of those who came
and left before we noticed
the presence no longer in view,
we long for the youth
the wave acrobat man riding
smiles glint with each rise and fall,
crashing down
he surfaces to try once more-
ah that vigor
the energy he must feel
and how we stand aside
voyeurs looking on in awe
remembering when we had been small
and reckless
and so very brave
to try.
The beat is heard like a heartbeat
as they rise from the sand like hermit crabs
scuttling about to catch the last vestige
of the beautiful show
not even marred by the clouds riding the surface
of a horizon,
the almighty spectacle
as night falls
and the peace descends
as the man child catches one last ride
down and out of view.

7 thoughts on “Lingering

  1. Punta Gorda is close by, around forty minutes…nice beaches there too and if you ever come visit, they have an airport too๐Ÿ˜Š congratulations to the newly weds ๐Ÿ’œ

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  2. D and I just watched a live FB stream of the Punta Gorda beach. Too many clouds for a brilliant sunset this evening ๐Ÿ˜ฆ D’s niece and her manfriend were getting married barefoot and fancy free! Very nice indeed. I was hoping (as were they) for a stunning sunset. But everyone was so happy it really didn’t matter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Thanks E,
    It is a beautiful and calming place during sunset but when storms roll in, the clouds simply take my breath away with their sheer size and magnitude….billowing huge bubbly things. I’m glad you enjoyed, I like taking pics of water and I can see how the trees can resemble rustling ripples too๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

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  4. Kim, What a stunning view you have in the evenings! With waves coming in–my favorite sound in the whole world. Sometimes I imagine the rustling trees are echoing the sound of waves rolling in on a beach. The top photo is especially stunning. So much happening in such a small bit of this world. ๐Ÿ™‚

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