Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Join Me

I am nowhere near an ocean,
but I can imagine it so clearly:
the waves gently crashing
against the shore;
the sand nestled between each toe,
warming, easing
the aches I’ve accumulated
from daily stress and woe;
and the sound,
oh God yes,
the call of seagulls as they glide
effortlessly through the air.

I am far away from this,
I know,
but in my heart I am there,
with the sand, waves, and birds;
and for once,
the anxiety that so often
holds my body and mind hostage
cannot reach me,
cannot bind and torment me
while I am in the midst
of this momentary illusion.

*Published by the Tipp City Area Arts Council on 6/15/20