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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #1747173
Published in WDC Anthology
Absence of Time

Foamy splashes of water fill the imprints in the sand
as the waves crash around me in hypnotic rhythm.
Rising above the earth, I leave the boundaries of this world.
Serenity bathes me as I breathe in the ocean air
and taste the salty flavor of the absence of time.

My heartbeat slows with the water's ebb and flow;
I renounce all control over what will or will not be.
Content to remain in this moment, leaving all tomorrows
behind, I bask in this timeless space,
and my spirit enjoys rest.

But alas, eternity releases its grip, and my senses
reluctantly respond to the world I must return to.
The playful squeals of laughter gently tug at me,
drawing me back to earth as inevitable as gravity,
and once more, I feel the yielding sand between my toes.

Ah, sweet ocean,
I will return to drink of your powerful potion.

Pat Nelson
January 31, 2011
Totally revised August 9, 2011

Quill Awards image for "Absence of Time"

Quill Award Winner
"Best Nature"
February 25, 2012

Form: Free Style
I hope the rhythm of the poem creates the sense of the ebb and flow of the waves.
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