just another sunday afternoon…..

Just another Sunday afternoon
Across the beach and the choppy surf
The gales conspire to keep us together
Zigging as zagging as we do
Slowly across the flats and the dunes

Time doesn’t seem to matter here
As the rolling of the waves
More sonorous and regular than the ticking of a clock
Accompany the rhythms of our hearts
Which we feel
As we make our steps forward

In which direction we are going
Depends on where the wind is blowing
We are confident in knowing
That our love and trust are growing

Eventually, we get to a point on the beach
And stop.

There’s no science in why
Maybe it’s how the sands lie
Or the path over which the seagulls fly
Or where the sun has kept dry
But we linger there, by and by

Wanting not for any shelter
As the zephyrs continue helter-skelter
But only in the comfort of embraces
And tenderly caressing each other’s faces
Punctuated by gentle, salty kisses
As the loose sand rises up and misses
The two of us.

And as the winds run out of puff
And the gulls have had enough
Of navigating winds too rough
The boats head for the bluff

It’s time to wander back
We retrace our steps
Perhaps a little slower than before
Reluctantly lingering in the fading light
The shadows and the sunset play their games
On the surfaces of the seas
The tides ebb and flow once more
And calmness descends again
As we drift towards home and bed and dreams.


About TI

TI is based in Auckland, New Zealand. TI's somewhat eclectic interests include (but are certainly not limited to) legal humour (the law can be funny), good wine, the search for the best possible chocolate, alcoholic beverages, travel, commercial aircraft, photography, weird news stories and classical music.
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