Your light still shines

In the calm of the evening
walking on wet sand
the soft scratch of silica
caresses my naked feet

I lift my face skywards
tasting the salt-laden breeze
sharpened by thyme-scented air
filtering from hushed hillsides

As the sun slips into the ocean
bronze and crimson flares flash
across the rolling cobalt waves
soon swallowed into darkness

Resting on a sea-smoothed rock
my feet wetted with cool water
I flare a sulphurous match
touching it to the lantern’s wick

A pool of golden light
fills the darkness of my heart
as I remember the evenings
when you were still here.

Written in response to Sadje‘s What do You See #77 photo prompt.

Image credit: Andrew Morris @ Unsplash
The image shows a lantern sitting on the wet sand of a beach. There are fairy lights inside the lantern. 

56 thoughts on “Your light still shines

    • Thanks, Jacqui!
      Now, best book to start with, that’s a good question! I’m a bit of a genre-hopper and all my books are different. ‘The Silver Locket’ is a mystery-paranormal-romance and an easy afternoon read; ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is an adventure-romance firmly rooted in 1980s Liverpool and ‘Following the Green Rabbit’ is an historical adventure story for ages 9-99 years. But I think you’ve already opted to read Song of the Sea Goddess for the M for magical realism of your A to Z genre reading challenge!

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