Friday, September 18, 2009

collecting freckles

Collecting freckles

at the shore,

wind and spray

play wild in my hair.

I mark miles of sand

with a barefoot rule

to the cooling caress

of ocean foam

and reflect

in the light

of a blazing sun.

I search the horizon...

the sky...

the sea...

until a fresh perspective

finds me.


by this quiet gift,

I am content

to turn toward home.


RachelW said...

I love the idea of collecting freckles by the sea. We should all do that, once in a while.

Woman in a Window said...

Refreshed and renewed. Sometimes a breeze can pull it all away like that, the smell of water.