Barricane Beach

The waves mocked me.

On other days I might have skipped stones
over their contempt.
But not today.

What brought me here
to suffer the shrieking indifference of seagulls
and the apathy of rocks?

Maybe I thought you’d run to me
a store of shells cupped in your hands

On other days your pleasure
might have melted my morbidity.
On other days,
but not today.

Goes with this

As a child my plane crashed in the Himalayas & I was raised by an advanced civilisation that taught me photography, ESP & precognition, no, wait that was the Champions wasn’t it?

Ah well, 50+ & getting more muddled by the day.

Hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to buy anything you like enough. :-)

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  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • Thanks Trish

    – buttonpresser

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 3 years ago

    Yes, sometimes even nature can’t quite our minds. For me, going out, and seeing new places gives me peace. It is often the only thing that works for me. But you’re right, it doesn’t always work. Beautifully written and so emotional, Dave. “The waves mocked me.” Outstanding sentence, I feel what your saying.

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 3 years ago

    Then we need to go back down to the beach! You must have missed something. I like this

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 3 years ago

    I am so sorry about your loss Dave, I didn’t know until this minute. Your pain must be huge and all your feelings must be felt, there is no getting away from that. My depression, anxiety and problems which seem huge to me are nothing compared with your loss. I do not mean at all that this a cure for everyone, and when I create art I only speak for myself. I hope I didn’t offend you. Love and prayers are coming your way. Your grief and heartbreak are apparent and I am so sorry.

  • You certainly didn’t offend me. Your beautiful image reminded me of this is all. Although this poem is about loss I actaually wrote it 12 years ago after the death of my first wife. She was the shell collector. I think I almost wrote myself dry back then.

    Take care, and I would never get into a contest about whose problems are worst.


    – buttonpresser

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