Sea Change
Ten years ago on Pescadero beach
I fell into a world of endless change
A timeless stream of innocence and light
Where sand danced dreams of mountains
And stars sang softly to their lovers in the night

I pulled myself with every cell of being
Back to this world of hardened things
Where stars are silent and sand is desolate and still
Where time progresses logically from day to night

And sometimes I long to see that other place
The cascading singing light that beckons and transforms me
And I cannot keep the shapes of things solid and right
And I cannot sieze the smooth geometry of being,
Keep it separate from the wonder of that night

© J.L.Stanley