Dark, heavy clouds
disperse in urgent drifts
and a clear bright sky falls
into a sea roiling like liquid sun
the cold wind drops to a saunter across
the water's surface stirring diamonds in glycerin.
The tide retreats, levaing a mirror on the sand
so that we walk on the sky,
following the edge of the ocean out
a long way towards the sinking sun
to ankle depth water shining
dimly cobalt and turquoise.
(c) Meliors Simms 2005