catching time

It was a special weekend at a resort for our sisters’s birthday. We took a walk on the beach and as you will hear, dear reader, there are disadvantages about getting older when walking on a beach, but what a special moment we experienced. This epiphany may not have been had if we were rushing by.

women on beach classic

catching time

its not so easy now
to walk on sand
my sister and I amble
aware of the strength of the breeze
that it might be a little easier walking back
aware of the challenging tilt
caught already by a wave
unable to get out of its way in time

we reminisce
how we ran and frolicked in the surf
how we chased each other
caught and plunged sand
down each others bathers

we stop
catch our breath

on the grassy bank
a heron grey and sleek
with devouring eyes
stalks stealthily
its long neck
rippling
like dune grass in the breeze
and peewees
giggling maids-in-waiting
follow behind

just for now
time stands still

2 thoughts on “catching time

  • June 22, 2016 at 11:17 am
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    Hi Colleen,

    Some really good insights into your poetry. Thank you

    • June 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm
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      Thanks for the affirmation. I hope you visit my blog often and enjoy each new poem.

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