summer’s haze

20130708-134259.jpgmy hair fills my face
teased by the breeze
my feet are tickled
by prickling grass
my back is just
beginning to ache
I’m changing position
with every breath
my jeans I fear
may be slightly damp
I swear an ant went
somewhere it shouldn’t
and yet ..
and yet I sit
beneath this tree
embracing the wildness
and living this moment
my lunch break escape
where nothing else matters
but here and now
and feeling this feeling
of warmth and contentment
relaxation and calm
alone but not lonely
in summer’s haze

taking flight

let’s take flight
leave that town behind
that town that drags you under
we’ll swirl and spin and leap and soar
o’er rolling hills and craggy slopes
and boulder’d rocky pebblesome beaches
swooping down o’er breaking waves
feeling salt spray on our faces
then higher higher higher up
’til we skip o’er cloudy billows
boiling in a sky so blue
lit by sunbeams brightest shining
illuminating me and you


Storm Tossed

I remember this day
standing staring out to sea
wind tearing words out of my mouth
making it hard to tell what was tears
and what was just my eyes watering

Nearly Christmas, 3 years back
left the office in a rush of emotion
my mind a flurry of thoughts and fears
wondering if life could go on like this
trying to see a way out

I didn’t know it then
but my strength was building
and freedom was beckoning to me
I just had to see that I could take its hand
and step away into the unknown

I stood and stared at the ocean
the waves crashing on the pebbly beach
relentlessly, continually, for ever more
and breathed in the sea spray
with its wild and untamed scent

I didn’t know
I couldn’t see
But soon I would