Monday, July 26, 2010


Beach Sand

Maybe it is the memories

the change of pace that brings us there

the sense of vacation

maybe the smell of the place
the sights of the gulls,

the dunes, the grasses

but oh it is the feel of it,

the crunch and slide of it

the feeling of beach sand

so different from dirt,

soil, loam
not earthy, moist, rich,

but oh so granular
and gritty
even when wet,

moveable paper
spreading under toes
sliding beneath the soles
smoothing my skin

clearing my mind
unburdening me of the rest
drawing me to the tactile,
the feel
of beach sand.

~ by; Raymond A. Foss