Shards of Glass
Your footprints trace a path along the sand
While sunlight skims you with its gentle rays.
The world now falls away from where we stand
I cannot help myself. I turn and gaze
At those bright eyes, so clear and cutting blue--
Like shards of sea glass 'long the pebbly shore.
No color known could match that stunning hue.
It lights up your whole face, and even more
The smile that plays across your lips. And I
Can feel you in the ocean's rolling song,
Beneath the salt-filled air and summer sky--
Your coy looks daring me to play along.
When I'm with you, then all the world's at ease
Together, like the sand, the sun, the breeze.
Spring/Summer, 2020 Issue