Remembering Oceans

(dedicated to Ed Larson upon learning that he has earned the Friend of Darwin award 2017)

The lakes link with the mind
opening pathways of inspiration

The shoreline offers solitude and hope

The calming waves connect us
to some primordial scene buried deep within the unconscious and
one gasps as the image is recalled

“all life came from the oceans and
man from the bellies of fish”

Standing on the shore
I am remembering oceans

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.