The Beach


Always keeping one eye on the light
knowing the darkness is here
right in front of us…

Sometimes it’s on my mind
or through the glass
but it is there, still there

The light shines the other way
then comes back around
lighthouse rhythm

On the rocks below
crashing anguished cries
waves reaching high

An unheard prayer
falls back to earth
returned to sender

Waiting for love to return
flowing in a stream
reflects glowing lights

– ©Chris Nielsen 2017
– image – The Beach
©Chris Nielsen 1978