September 22, 2011

Atlantic Coastline




This stretch of sand has been scraped clean
Wave washed and sun bleached
I have come to this escape
I have come to find the sea
My road turns behind me
Choices made and paths unseen
I have taken a higher calling
Into the blue, into the sea
Lead me forward ocean waves
Guide me and my feet
To the trail through murky ocean graves
Into the western sea
I am searching for the tales of old
The mariner’s great rhymes
For my heart is bound is kelp and salt
And my soul enthralled by time
Lead me forward to the western shores
The white capped wild seas
For there’s a wanderer in the heart of me
And a sailor lost at sea

~
Amanda Wachtel
2011