Life’s Choices

City life can be invigorating. Sometimes I crave the natural of the sea.  The juxtaposition of these two got me to thinking about the two sides of myself and voila, this “person” resulted. I do think that sometimes, there’s a “reclusive idyllic” in all of us…..as in today’s Daily Post Word Challenge.

 Life’s Choices

Reclusive by nature
she lived everyone else’s dream
a New York-Wall Street-Starbucks life.

She woke ten years ago, exhausted
ignored the ticking clock
sipped coffee slowly and decided.

One greatly, not gently used car
stuffed suitcase, and road map later
she searched the road for seaside serenity.

Dune shack dweller these many years
she fancied herself a Crustacean
sliding through life sidewise.

Exo skeleton deliberately developed
avoids tourists, sudden noises
eye contact and sand castles.

Off-season, she feasts on quiet
vast stretches of sand, sea and sky
shell discarded, she feeds her soul.

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5 thoughts on “Life’s Choices

  1. Holly May 5, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    This is especially lovely, Lill:
    “Dune shack dweller these many years
    she fancied herself a Crustacean
    sliding through life sidewise.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian May 6, 2015 / 1:22 pm

      So nice to have you here again. Having grown up in the Midwest, I loved moving to Boston and it’s proximity to the ocean. I particularly love the sound of the waves, their movement and the ever-changing looks of the sand. A wonderful Muse!

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    • lillian June 3, 2015 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words!
      Are you from London? A favorite city of mine 🙂
      lillian

      Like

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