Comes the Tide

Comes the Tide

By Wendy R. Blair.

Comes the tide,
silken soft
sliding and splashing
it subtly
tickles and twirls round my feet
it calls me to
stay and play
it tugs
towards the sea
Hide-and-Seek begins
toes wetly wiggle
consorting with sand crabs
caught wildly cavorting
give chase as they scurry
and slip away
through swift-shifting sands.


Wendy Blair is a former Southern California gal who moved to the other South thinking the mid-life change of career and scenery would give her more time to write – another entry on the long list titled,Wendy’s Misconceptions. . She brings six decades of life experience to her current role as the owner and innkeeper of Rose Hill Bed and Breakfast in Virginia.  Having worn more hats than Bartholomew Cubbins, she has pursued paths as an actress, singer, director, carpenter, waitress, short-order cook, writer, landscape designer, event-planner, public speaker, development director, business executive, fundraiser, teacher, caterer, wedding coordinator, witness preparation specialist, community volunteer and soccer coach. Most of these career paths have helped prepare her for role as “Mistress of Rose Hill,” and provide a lot of grist for the writing mill. Poetry is her first love and she is a stodgy, unrepentant, true rhymer who is also a stickler about rhythm.

Photo credit: Sea foam by Aaron Harmon via Flickr CC.

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