From an outlying locus…..
visible to any ostensibly nearby beholder…..
A lone figure…..
appearing to kneel in prayer
comfortably offset on right knee
perpendicular to Sol and Luna
breathing rhythmically with the silentious Neap Tide
Traveller serenely appreciates his sacred littoral
Traveller balances ‘tween asomatous borders
of intertidal foam and sandy resolve
of reflected auras and mirrored fantasies
of whispered isolation and penultimate quiescence
of obsidian solace and diamond armories…..
His is a fleeting, perfect moment of Tranquility…..
Lingering oceanic breaths
tickle his dusty brown fedora
all the while…..
his dangling saddlebrown & silvered locks
sway harmoniously with
all the while…..
a deep longing…..
Of all his scars
quixotically hidden and readable
most are healed
thankful of his youthful outlook
some are healing
bandaged by his patient outpost
very few abide
only One remains
a handful of sandstars from their tidal sanctuary
mindful of this interruption
yet proceeding apologetically
Traveller once more…..
temporarily caresses his stage
embracing disparate sandgalaxies
in his other hand…
He then gently profers
Eternity and Infinity
both now within his newly unshielded grasp…..
weighing both against each other…..
…..which is more powerful? Infinity?
…..which is more freeing? Eternity?
…..and slowly releases his hold on Forevers…..
Scarlet shifted sandgalaxies waterfall at his left…..
Teal infused sandsouls cascade at his right…..
Luminescent tidal bore swirls below…..
Replenished crystalline karma, for
each sandsoul travels not Down, but To…..
O what unfathomable Grace
when each unique grain of sand
within this entire cosmos
was created with
Diurnal tide, Proxigean tide, Spring tide
Always returning to polish, reassure and honour
each and every sandsoul
Traveller is but a single orb on shore
on a universal coast
traversing a fractal pathway of desires
Perhaps now is the time to seek Mapmaker…..
for She is the cartographer
his searching soul must locate
so as to add
a new legend
Thriving, silent pauses exist for a reason…..
between entwined heartbeats
to listen to passion…..
between unbearable solitudes
to heal loneliness…..
between passionate words
to magnify imaginations…..
to rebirth romance…..
There can be no greater destiny
than to seek out
the infinite sighs of the Universe….
…..and from the shoreline,
…..his distant beholder…..
an opaline tear of Patience……