Shining threads

Shining threads

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Between the sea and the shore

Between the sea and the shore
the lines of life flicker.

Birds sail on currents
that carry clouds
across the open space.

Traveling companions
emerge, drop away or are renewed.

Between the sea and the shore
youth and old age dance,
sometimes awkwardly,
sometimes with grace.

Memories rearrange
and distil.

Night contains promise
of the unknown.

Familiarity becomes poignant.

Between the sea and the shore
vast swathes of sand
marked by the day's activities
are swallowed by the rising tide.

The light fades
from our view anyway
and dreams enfold us.

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