An Ocean of Respect
I go to a place where sun
dips its beams onto surface
of ocean water, creating ripples
of light, while all around there's an
audible sound of pebbles being stroked
by a gentle ebb and flow, as I'm immersed
in this clear horizon to shine on my perfect day.
But now I return to an altogether different spectacle,
as giant breakers toss...striking wave upon wave,
pounding with thunderous force to bounce off
weather battered cliff face, the rocks below
sit like beaten up old men; hunched over,
starved; ready to collapse, while others
stand strong...resilient to thrust of surf,
then – I catch my breath with respect.