Ocean Reckoning

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“A mouthful of ocean wants A handful of salty coastal sand”…Half Moon Bay, Northern California.

 

A mouthful of ocean wants
A handful of salty coastal sand
Arid footsteps buried
In the silver swirl,
Craving to be blessed,
To lick the white sands and salt,
To seize a chunk from
The fast-fading time
And gulp the thawing air
While it lasts.
A few more steps,
A little slick of sweat
And there I am,
Ready for the painterly sky,
The blueness and angled sunlight.
A journey into the open roads
And horizon, a journey
Of cracking open, creaking
And bursting into spasms.
A journey, wayward,
Haunting, full of ocean smells.

Note: Dying to be in the wet wild sea again, this time to explore the Gulf of Mexico. Starting our journey today. Sharing a small dedication to my ‘mouthful of ocean wants’, an ekphrastic poem just before embarking on the journey. Hope some of you will like it.