Landlocked- a poem
It's been years since I've been to the sea.
Since I've taken in the salty ocean air,
Since I dug my toes into the sand.
It's been years since the sea has seen me.
But when the wind blows through the trees
I hear the ebb and hiss of waves in their leaves.
And it brings me peace.
I close my eyes and stand on a private shore,
Calmed by the ancient, primordial depths,
Breathing deep and stepping into the tide.
My spirit lingers there, longing for more.
But when the rain hisses through the boughs
I smell water and ozone and Neptune knows
How it brings me peace.
The mountains and it's flora are a wonder to me,
Beautiful and vibrant and green.
The wildlife enchanting, the rock enduring,
But a piece of my soul belongs to the sea
Because it brings me peace.
TranquilEvey by Blue S. Badella, water soluble oil on canvas