My little perch

California Shoreline
From my little perch
Above the black rock and sand
Where the surf runs to foam
And the blue sky peeks through the clouds

I watch the Earth breathe
Breathing in with the flood
Breathing out with the ebb
The eternal dance
Of the sea upon the shore

I breathe too
With every wave
In with the breaker
Out with the receding foam

It brings me peace
It brings me connection
It brings me meaning
It brings me identity

So, for a little while
I am connected to everything
In the solitude
Of my little perch

Pacific Coast Highway
Near Santa Cruz
California, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2009