Friday, December 12, 2014

Bubble Gum Ocean


Summers have made
their march to the sea
leaving her one day
closer to winter.

Pretty pink waves
splash her leathered skin
and she forgets youth
has long made its retreat.

Arms wide, she floats
belly up on memories
bleached white by a
forgiving crayon sun.

In her bubble gum ocean
worries don’t add, years subtract,
and hope doesn’t dwell on calculations.

©Susie Clevenger 2014

The photo is from is Lake Hillier in Western Australia.
Hannah at Real Toads prompted our writing with this beautiful place.


11 comments:

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Hope doesn't dwell on calculations sound like a good world- pink oceans are a bonus.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Great response, Susie....all I could think of looking at it, was Double Bubble.

Hannah said...

I have to say, for me, your closing...it speaks so eloquently tying together the entirety so well. Excellent response, I enjoyed and thank you for joining the challenge, Susie! :)

kaykuala said...

worries don’t add, years subtract,
and hope doesn’t dwell on calculations.

Beautiful ending Susie! No more accounting of a time frame but to allow it to flow!

Hank

Grace said...

I love the ending lines, what a great attitudes towards life ~ I also admire the forgiving crayon sun ~

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful, especially your closing!!

Björn Rudberg said...

What a beautiful way to be reborn and just go on under that crayon sun.

Marian said...

gosh i really feel like i want to visit if this is the payoff :)

Ben Ditty said...

Wow. What beautiful thoughts.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Fine thoughts - so well-expressed, Susie.

Gillena Cox said...

love your process of relaxing afloat on that bubble gum lake

thank you for dropping in to read mine at "verses"

much love...