A Snail Embrace
Drifting amongst water textured pebbles,
I found the makings of your home.
Untold stories left behind in the ocean carvings
Neighbors found lingering unguarded land, free to roam.
Where have you gone,
where can you be?
Calcium remnants scattered about
carried by each current back out to sea.
My mind drifts to your journey,
where slow movement upon the ocean floor
brings you to others,
and new crooks and crannies to explore.
You know we're a lot alike,
you and me,
the tide calls to us
near the wide open sea.
The waves may toss and tumble
and carry us about,
but a faith held journey
leaves no uncertainty or doubt.
A soft landing upon a seashore where
sand and watery pebbles are at our feet,
the sunrise and sunset brings us rest
until at last, once again, at your home, we might meet.
February 28, 2021