Adrift and flying

Sitting on the edge of consciousness,
the dream floats just beyond reach
as water moves recklessly closer
we remain on the banks just watching,
gazing at the brightest blue skies
we see movement of the mirage below.
Bits of colors skittering back and forth
and water tarnished by disease
we fear the scene
and long to remain tightly nestled,
wrapped in our cocoonm
rising above we float
adrift on the hopes
of a better day.
So much time has passed
since our feet touched this sacred sand
and light breezes will move us
forward on treasure hunts
as we sink in the depths
we reach for the pretty bits
and the watchers sit wary
in their watery chamber
buying time they too search
for a respite from the death
that knocks on the door,
helpless we drift away
and return to the safety
of solid land
waiting for the day
blue green seas renew and become
their glistening selves once more.
There are no answers
and the dream slips through our fingers
into the desperate depths
we wake to sleep
to create once more
a new vision
and a dream set free to fly on.

Hubby and I went to our beach yesterday for the first time in a very long time. The air quality was good but the water was brown tinted instead of its glorious blue green carribean quality. Dead crabs and some live ones lingered within a foot or so of shore, the live ones watching us and moving back and forth….it was sad to see and I keep saying prayers that this red tide will break up and return our beautiful water and inhabitants to its former self. Back to work today and waiting for cooler temps….the nineties have lingered long enough too๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒดโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’ฆ peace and blessings, K

15 thoughts on “Adrift and flying

  1. It’s a natural occurrence but fed by sewage, fertilizer, etc…..algae is part of it, respiratory ailments for those who have issues and major fish kill, dolphins and manatees too…sad state of affairs๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’ฆ

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  2. That’s so discouraging. We get the occasional red tide here in places but it clears up eventually….for now, at least. Unfortunately the EPA has gone backwards when it comes to enforcing pollution restrictions….but don’t get me started. ๐Ÿ˜ข
    I hope we can move back in the other direction again someday…. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

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  3. It’s been here as a natural occurrence out in the ocean for over a hundred years, but it’s fueled by fertilizer, sewage, etc….they’re thinking of a permanent ban on fertilizers here in our city which I think would be a good thing, but unchecked septic systems seem to be part of the cause too. Ours is good but this years tide has been going on for about a year now and so much Dead Sea life…..sigh.

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  4. Puts the effects of pollution front and center when the water is rusty brown…I remember Erie when I was young so much worse than now too….greed and ignorance leading to ruin makes me seethe with anger….I know red tide is a natural occurrence but the addition of fertilizers that feed it….sad, sad and sad. Thanks Ken๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ 

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  5. It’s been going on for months….knowing those cute little crabs were probably so close as to try to find air to breathe…nasty stuff that red tide……decimating the sea life, Dolphins, manatees, fish,sad sad sad.

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