Tranquility Ripples

Tranquility inside,
a choice,
choosing the bay side,
slowing rough waters
to ripples,
muting colors to fuse
land to sky as
complex fades
to simple. 

Walking the plank
to pause the world,
abandoned pier, 
quaint and personal,
tucked between 
leafy trees
and sea grasses
swaying subtly,

a landscape painted
lovingly
just for you.
Slip into
serenity,
retreat until 
restored anew. 

Poem and image ©LauraDenise 

Serene Wrap

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serene scenery

transfer trickles

the peace

into me

 

like a healthy IV

the sound’s ripples

carry me

inward, deep

 

to a place

i knew not

but believed in

 

an oasis

where a soul

self-refreshes

 

and i move

in slow motion

to not disrupt

the dream state

 

colors so muted and blended

the water and sky

appear the same

 

i reach out to touch

the apparition

but my fingers

feel the wet paint

 

not yet set

for i am in the center

of the process

 

one with the

medium in the moment

 

the water and sky

colors me

around me

benevolently wraps

 

until i am one

undetected

blended

liquefied

into the canvas

 

unsure if i

want to go

back

 

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Walking the Plank

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walking the plank–

deserted pier,

surrounded by

the aquaclear

 

sandy waters

settle,

ripples slow

time,

symmetrical reflections

coax new perceptions

to rise

 

imperceptible shifting

brings equilibrium back,

balance natural,

no longer an act

 

at the end of the plank

nothing but benevolence,

I hesitate longer

and revel in the sentence

 

Poem and image ©LauraDenise