Shore Lines

Sands of Fortune swirl past my eyes

As the bleached bones of the un-living

Are once again cleansed by the tide

Frothy water hushes our exchange

While we walk in search of constancy

on this ancient shore of change


Her many layers of faith, quietly challenged and bent

The breeze stiffens, demands respect

Vacationers, gulls and tents

Where confidence once reigned

Uncertainty lingers, questions left unsaid

Adrenaline and speed once hallmarks of summer’s sweat

Fleeting as these mussels now long dead


Joints protest as sand retreats, foundation becomes unsettled

Her hand reaches, fingers searching, steadiness offered now

Her smile calms this sea

Quiets the breeze and begs

Hold my hand and walk with me

Whisper to me

While we renew

Our vow

  • Julia Rachel Barrett
    Posted at 18:47h, 23 July Reply

    Too lovely for words.

    • ChefJohn
      Posted at 18:54h, 30 July Reply

      thank you very much Julia

  • Janice
    Posted at 23:15h, 23 July Reply

    That gave me chills. Life and love beautifully written. :))

    • ChefJohn
      Posted at 18:55h, 30 July Reply

      thank you so much Chef

  • Jessica Kristie
    Posted at 16:00h, 27 July Reply

    Lovely romantic imagery. A beautiful ode to love and the beautiful sea. Thank you for sharing.

    • ChefJohn
      Posted at 18:55h, 30 July Reply

      your kind words mean so much Jessica, thank you 😉

  • shaunda wenger
    Posted at 00:07h, 28 July Reply

    love love

    • ChefJohn
      Posted at 18:56h, 30 July Reply

      thank you kindly Shaunda

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