Water’s Edge

Water's Edge

   far above the water's edge
we stand and take it in

   above the seabirds and 
all the tiny distant people
(like ants from up above)

      from up above the birds
from far above so far away
we cannot hear their words

   waves strike white sand
we cannot see them there

   here we are here we stand
on the edge on compact sand

looking down at tree tops
      standing near a cliff

shifting sand on which we stand

we know we cannot trust the ground
      it is not solid is not sound

we are looking in around the edges
      trying to see what's real

   from this high viewpoint
though we are so far away
      we can see so much
      but see few details

and understand so little


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