Creativity Poetry Travel

Retreat by Proxy


If not the respite
of the ocean now,
the Cape,
her wide wild shore
then this

sun rising here
and gulls,
not the same but

but still a sky, brilliant
and breeze
maybe even waves
if I wait

and if

if I am quite enough

the buoy offshore

the ocean in a shell
marks time

Photo and Poem ©2020, Jen Payne. If you like this poem, you can read similar in my books, available from Three Chairs Publishing on my ETSY SHOP. They come autographed, with gratitude and a small gift.

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