Time to go

Waves crash like errant thoughts
slamming into the thickest forms
meant to last forever
piece by piece carried away
as brown muddy water swirls carelessly
tides moving in and out
sucking away the loved treasures,
time to go
to be born again.
Beginnings and endings
life has her moments that teach
the art of memories and photographs
replacing that which can no longer be touched,
swept away in rough storms
sometimes its just good to let it be,
drift on the good times
and let go the rest.
I saw a mermaid below
swimming slowly waiting to be seen,
endless depth in natures eyes
dark form lurking beneath the blue-green
as the heart beat in excitement
she slipped farther away
as I stood above content
for having been gifted with presence,
more memories stored
as the posts now come down,
the crew will carry away the pieces
of a history destroyed
by a fickle wind that blew over
yet saved me from her worst,
I will carry on remembering
the scent of salt
and the view of yesterday.

The historic Anna Maria City Pier was too badly damaged during Hurricane Irma that it will be torn down and rebuilt at some point in the future. A beautiful place where I saw my first manatee that swam beneath my feet as I stood looking down, they say originally someone thought they were mermaids….I think a mermaid would be much more attractive…..but it was so special, and I have photographs and memories to keep it in my mind for always. ❤