THE EARTH AND THE ROCK
Gathering sea slides up round rock,
Gashes earth bank, defeated, lost. Lock
Of earth is launched to sea,
Offspring of earth explores
Helpless until new shores;
Clutches top of rock to wait
'Til new wave decides new fate.
Coasters of sea continue,
Characterizing rock sinew,
Rising sea's great mouth, with shock,
Swallows earth and rock.
After tide fall, rock will stand,
Earth needs to find rock again.
These are copyright 1996 and reprinted with permission.