Waves crashing on the sand
Whitecaps their winter wear.
Dogs running, barking, affirming existence.
Sun sparkles on the sand
The same as the twinkle in your eye.
Children squeal — vestiges of joy
Fading into the air.
Time passes unobserved
Days shorter, nights long.
Bears slumber dreaming of honeypots spring will bring.
The wheel turns, chance, fortune, and destiny
The wondrous potions of life's elixir
Sustaining each moment, each breath
Until the last exhale
When the night sky beckons
To the abyss of the unknown.