December 1, 2009

ocean meets the sand

©Brad Page- Pearl Beach, NSW

when I crossed the yellow line for the fourth time
I realized the ocean's not that far
and when the bottom of the sea
begins to swim above me, then i'll be

no more floating with the fishes
merely watching the waves as
i surface above the shore

my pixie dust is broken again
the sprinkles only spray, sputter
and fall

and for the third time
i saw the wolf
the fawn still in his mouth
careful not to bite too hard
you just might chew

that wolf is still following me
sinking in the quicksand
mud between his toes but
still smiling sweetly

and as the mud flows
closer to the waves
he realizes that he forgot how to swim

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