I rolled up my leggings
Inched my feet into the sea
And sauntered to meet the sunrise.
I stood in the glow of it
And let my skin steep in the
the new light.
I ordered a pina colada,
Hubby ordered a beer
We sat at the tiki bar
Watched our children play in the
Sun and sand and
Dipped their youthful bodies in the
Deep inlet of the sea.
“I want to study art in college,”
a young woman says to three girls spellbound by their cell phones.
“You’re pretty good, maybe you should,” I say
As I peer at the red and white mushrooms on canvas.
She smiles, thanks me, and stretches out her hand to shake mine.
“I’m Angel Nevaeh — heaven spelt backwards,“ she said.
Three more girls join their already small table.
“My parents adopted TEN of us,” Angel said.
“I will never love like that again,”
a voice whispers to the woman sitting beside her.
The water washes over my flesh
And the sand swallows my feet.
A dad points to the sun setting over the water
Then he points to the moon rising behind us
“Where is the earth?” the young boy asks
“We are on it,” the dad replies.
The sun. The moon. The earth.
We are all drifting through the Universe.
The sun disappears
The moon brightens
I stand in the second twilight — amazed
at beauty of beginnings and endings and
At all that could happen between sunrise and sunset.
I LOVE CONNECTING WITH YOU
How do you begin and end your days?
I’m burrowing through my memories to write my memoir — a four-decade love story that began with the cutie pie I met at birth.
Sometimes, the words flow like water from a spring. Other days, I have to pump like I’m at a dry well.
I suppose this can be true for all art forms. So, as an encouragement for me and you —
If you haven’t already read my recently published articles, click the links below to read:
Also, my memoir, I Am Home Within Myself, made it to Paris. It will be traveling with its reader to southern France (about 3 hours northwest of Monaco) this weeked:-)
WHAT I’M READING
I finally finished reading From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home by Thembi Locke.
I love when I finish a book and walk away inspired to do something new.
In the coming days, I will be researching a Sicilian-inspired charcuterie board and wine from the region Thembi wrote about in her book. Then I will make it for a Siliciian-Inspired Date Night with the hubster and watch the movie, From Scratch, arriving on Netflix October 21st.
POEM OF THE WEEK
The poem I’m reading this week is BE by Jimmy Osborne.
Thanks again my dear friends for sharing the poems that are near and dear to your hearts.
Keep sending me your favorite poems and I will record them in the upcoming weeks.
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