always

always
april 2010

always_1
Shoes & socks in the one hand, arriving from another life…… a Weathercat snap

always you return
from the hills
to the sea
the sand
the broken shell
between

always the waves
pluck and dully
gather falling
the length
of breath
along a shore
soothing your
ankles

always you carry
shoes wet socks
in one hand
the other free
to wave on
thoughts
as far away and
emblazoned
as those clouds
on the horizon’s
swell

always you come
back to the salt
on the skin
the salt in your
eye of having
known having
loved this
shore

Copyright © 2018 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The waves for the background to the reading were generously provided by the waters of Te Wai o Taiki, the Tamaki estuary

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