Two Sets of Footprints by Michael Keating and Colleen Keating


by Michael and Colleen on autumn  beach walk


CK            on the horizon
shelf of thick cloud
dawn lingers

MK            edge of the ocean
elements in balance
cone of awareness

CK                autumnal sun
catches the wet sand
our mirrored world

MK             gulls saunter
pattern the sand
we ease past

CK            olive-green seagrass
buzzes with insects
fresh from the ocean

MK             warm touch of sun
gossamer seaweed
dart of swallows

CK               the blue-grey heron
forages alone
we curve around

MK              photographers in position
board riders at play
wait for the moment

CK              near the headland
hang gliders colour the sky
autumnal breeze

MK            step through this autumn morning
extras on stage
accept our transience

CK               with incoming tide
two sets of footprints
are gone



no footprint




One thought on “Two Sets of Footprints by Michael Keating and Colleen Keating

  • March 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

    This Haiku-discussion is the best thing I have read this week! What an incredibly beautiful way to capture your love of the world and each other!


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