Won’t you sit by me – facing the beach, watching the waves fall, rise up and crumble again? Listen to me speak poems and stories to you, perhaps you will find yourself soothed by my lullabies. We could talk of the world and the sunsets, sing songs from another time. Let me show you a glimpse of my universe, what it is like to live from my corner of the world. Step into my skin for just a moment, leave your worries and troubles with your own body as you take in the landscape with my eyes. My mind will refresh you, before setting you free, clearer-minded and more determined than before. And I’ll watch you walk away, recede from the beach, splitting the sand with the body that now feels brand new to you.
Lea Claire Hartley