“Road by the Sea”

There are no fences here,

and, so, the mind soars

into open spaces;

to the beach,

the particles of sand,

there, on the beach,

the sound of water,

then, the distant sea

where Earth breaks out

to open sky, where

through light, wisps of cloud

i rise, undaunted,

to the Sacred Places,

light and airy where,

especially, we wonder

in the days before we die.

—Dennis Smith