Low Tide

Sanibel Island low tide before sunrise

still night sky waning crescent moon

so many stars in the blackness

it is hard to look down from this

 

did I come to search for shells or

hear the gentle lapping of the water

after the storm of last night or

marvel in the quiet of the air

 

a few others with their lights

shining down among the sand and shells

are searching in the low tide pool

small beacons along the beach

 

this moment when God said look at the sand

then God said see the stars

Low Tide