John Patrick Gatton
Life Is a Beach
Calmly, he sits in the sand at the water's edge
knowing that under the sea's surface
mammals as large as a ship, and
massive grinding continental shelves
creating vibrations that rattle the sea.
The fire exploding sun
lay its burning rays on his naked skin.
Calm he is, for now is the season
of the tranquil winds
John Patrick Gatton has published five books of poetry and stories. The messages in his poems about nature range from recognizing - that tree must breathe out, that I breathe in, to A mountain's own view of the snow skiers who are using its slopes. His books are available through Amazon.com