surging swell

splashing onto the coast

falling over you

stormy sea weather

waves grow higher and whiter

rolling ships around

billows on high seas

dangerous to fishing boats

octopus thrives

tsunami danger

sea withdraws suddenly

run for your life

waves leave lines

in the fine beach sand

where turtles lay eggs

tidal waves rush in

catching you on the beach

rush for the boats

small waves on the lake

in wake of black-throated diver

looking for his mate

ripples on the lake

wind blowing from shore to shore

no water in my nose

waves are felt more

on the surface than below

diving ducks

ocean waves bigger

than little me on the coast

cannot hear my thoughts

© Marianne Stahlberg 2021