daughter and dad
joyous insouciant sublime
This island’s sandy beach
serves as their penetralian paradise
Invested of love
Capricious of spirit
upon their arenaceous dance floor!
They are at PLAY!
dad and daughter
She youthfully stabilizes herself
upon his own weathered, committed stance
Both now facing forward
His worldly plantar soul
tendering infinite footing
in naïve preparation
to surmount jeopardous dunes
His weathered dorsal surface
freely offered as her fugitive dance floor
He is her sole support
He is her soul support
Her hands within his….
Her feet upon his…..
Her heart within his…..
They purposefully travel forward
Jousting knights alongside sanddollar castles
Waving at crowds of synchronized anemones
Laughing at fleets of soaring iridescent wyvern
Grinning at mermaids sheltering their purses
Tickling the toes of slumbering driftwood nisse
Surf and Sand Tide and Time Chance and Favour
Inept gnats ALL
contra this duo!
Daughter and Dad
Theirs is a tandem of
committed stride and nascent glide
As they grow…..
and strengthen in resolve……
Desperate barriers arise!
Incurving tides coerce an intolerable interruption
Clinging sands arrogate a presumptuous reservation
Flotsam and jetsam ridicule their solidarity
Writhing kelp attempt their smaragdine embrace
Begone fool elements!
for they swagger invincible
All too soon……for him…..
shorten, shorten, shorten
The right time has come…..
He needs release her one hand…..
She now balances easily
within her own unaided stride
His eyes commence to mist over…..
He needs release her other hand
She now determines easily
Toddler no longer
A confident, radiant, untethered
poised to embark upon an energetic future
etching her own lingering impressions
in the trailing sand
She turns to thank him…..
An uncompromisable tear of pride
emerging from his soul…..
…..framing her own reflection
of eternal gratitude
He silently marvels…..
how is it possible
she has grown up
…..at the same time?