Ruby Bay, Autumn


The world today is small

grey inside and out

sea and sky dissolving

all dimension



seabirds loom like ships

from the mist


a ripple

rears out of nothing

and slowly unfurls

on the silken



and here on the beach

all is silent

save for the suck of wet sand

beneath our feet.


The world is just this

contained within itself

and is all that it need be.