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by Arida Wright …..

Sea Dancing

Photo by Arida Wright, Fort Zachary Taylor  8/13/17

Toes in sand
inching into water
Seagulls squawking
Pelicans soaring
Fish swimming
Flies landing
Ants parading
Trees swaying
Divers diving
Beautiful sunshine
Worshippers linger
Puffy white clouds
Waves to jump over
Seaweed floating
Flip flops
Bikini tops
Bottoms lounging lazily
in chairs
Cruise ship
sails in
Heads hiding
under umbrellas
We’re all sea dancing
at the beach
on Sunday
Together

Picnic tables
full of food
Barbeque grills
with blazing flames
Different dialects spoken
out here
Different skin colors
out here
No need for make up
out here
or nail polish
or false pretenses
or hate
out here.
A sincere tranquilizer
Except for:
Jet skies roaring
And helicopters chasing.
Towels to lay on
Cold soda to drink
To the right
couples kissing
To the left
children laughing
We’re all sea dancing
at the beach
on Sunday
Together

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Arida Wright

Arida Wright, President of Powerlines Healing by the Sea Ministries lives her philosophy of self-empowerment, which for her is a lifelong mission of spirituality. She is a Minister of Metaphysics and a Traditional Reiki Master. Arida is a columnist with Key West The Newspaper (The Blue Paper). Her work has also been published in the Key West Citizen. An example of Arida’s poetry will be featured in Key West Laureate, Flower Conroy’s, upcoming anthology entitled Poets in the Garden, published through a grant by the Anne McKee Fund. Arida began writing poetry in the sixth grade and became involved with the Key West Poetry Guild by reading an original piece at their Celebration of Black History Poets program. She is also a professional event planner and loves to host parties for people.


 September 1, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Arida Wright, Island Voices, Issue #234  Add comments