Low Tide

i stand at low tide, heart receding
my toes squishing gushy sand
tiny skyscrapers rise up and fall
toes press downward
seeking purchase
i look out and fee the mudflats
teaming with the small creatures of life
digging their way deeper
to find a tiny surge of water
the solace of home
a thimbleful of water
so trivial
so significant
my heart lies thirsty
as I dig down further
seeking my own surge.

copyright/All rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012


  1. Always room for more and more self improvement, isn't there. Lovely imagery here.

  2. This is powerful.... I love the image of digging deeper. Great for introspection. I love it!

    1. I have been in an introspective space lately---Thank you Robert!

  3. seeking the own surge...much depth in this...i love walking in the mudflat..so much life below the surface there is...

  4. There is profound depth in your words.


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