floating on your surface
with the sun against my skin
I am content

your tiny waves lift me
and swirl over my length
as I float crosswise to your waves

the children laugh and frolic
in your shallows
as I drift in peace in your deep

time is suspended
and passes effortlessly
as I float upon your surface

before I even notice
sun turns toward earth
in its gentle descent homeward

as the sun kisses
the water at earth’s edge
I float toward your shore

the sun is sinking lower
its brightness spilling outward
to the farthest reaches

as I gaze westward
on your brilliant expanse
I am home