Cliff Girl


In my infinite smallness

looking out over the ocean

my limbs are albino snakes 

basking in the sun and the heat

burns the soles of my feet

A treasure of pearls are strewn

like stardust on the shore 

and a garland of lilac is tied 

to nothing but my hand. 

I am the universe lending life 

to silent rock as the sun streams 

down my throat where there is no voice.

The laughter of children rings 

through honeyed coves where lost 

lovers await the tide to 

tumble them into the light.

Below my feet lies a carpet of 

Jacaranda and my empty hands 

carry no burden but love. 

Cliff Girl