The Waters Edge

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic


Searching for the date as I begin to write

I ask myself

Why does it really matter?

I’m here

I’m in this moment

I’m not excited about tomorrow

Or worried about what happened yesterday

I’m seated on the wooden stairs

That lead to the water’s edge

The sun has started to set

I recognize that I’m really at peace

I’m in this present moment

My heart craves more of this

To be one with nature

To be able to sit at the water’s edge

Listening to the waves lap at the shore

Couples walk hand in hand

Together on this beach

A four-seater Cessna flies overhead

The sound of chitter chatter and teenagers laughing

Is off in the distance

Their voices drawing closer and

Then I see them as they walk on by

There are big white boulders on both sides of me

Protecting the shoreline from erosion

Two trees line this pathway to the beach

One is dead

The other barely clings to life

I see two little girls with their parents

They’re both dressed in pink summer dresses

Both of them carrying their shovel & pails home

From their day at the beach

I can breathe here

I can sleep here

Unmedicated

What does this tell me?

You don’t have to be a genius to realize

It ALL agrees with my Soul

There is clouds in the distance

Which could mean rain overnight

The brilliant orange sun illuminates the horizon

This is living

This IS really living

I love being close to the water

It reminds me of my late Mother

She would sit at the water’s edge

For hours, reading her Bible

Perhaps journaling

Just as I am now

The closer the sun gets to setting

The different shades of colors begin to emerge

It’s going to make for a brilliant sunset

Here I am, the lucky one

With a front row seat


Submitted: June 24, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Elizabeth 'Wild' Roberts. All rights reserved.

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