Soon

Underneath the surface
bones ripe to scare us on the beach,
a skull that’s been there for some decades
makes the chosen habitat
of crabs not interested
in the strand at all.

But things will change for them;
a storm approaches from the West,
noticed by the birds and flowers
making preparations for survival
and I shall walk there
finding out what fear is. Soon.

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Comments on: "Soon" (29)

  1. won’t we all…those storms blow in to all our lives//and we know fear
    i love to stand there though as one blows in…so much power

    nice progression in this…

  2. oh that has a foreboding that gave me goosebumps… love the images you use here..

  3. I so resonate with “I shall walk there finding out what fear is….soon.” Well said.

  4. scotthastiepoet said:

    Very evocative work. Simple, stark details capture ‘a strand’ of real depth… A great read – Thank you With Best Wishes Scott

  5. Hi, Ina. I know I have been long absent … thought the title of this was a good prompting for me to come over here, as brief as it will be today. But will be back soon! Wonderful poem – love this:
    ‘a storm approaches from the West,
    noticed by the birds and flowers
    making preparations for survival’

    If there is a real storm headed your way, hope you keep safe and well. “Talk” to you soon. XO ♥

  6. That last line is how you end a poem–stellar! defeating fear is not about running from the storm, but to find the eye of the tornado and remain in stillness… So, I dug how you said you’re walking there…

  7. There is such atmosphere in this, Ina. I miss living at the ocean and finding so many unexpected things. The pending storm, the fear.

    • Hi Victoria, thank you very much. Yes, I can imagine you miss the sea, it is so much a part of life when you live nearby!

  8. A precious few word strands, woven beautifully, proclaiming the storm and you will meet. Tight!

  9. That moment when we realize that we’ll soon fight for survival – when disaster is inevitable…

  10. Tension and apprehension. Nice work Ina.

  11. I like the visual as it unfolds. Living in Florida we are aware of the storms…..when they come it’s intense.

  12. Love the last two lines. And your blog design is gorgeous!

  13. Such an ocean lady you are, welcome the storm. be the storm, felt in your words…

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