Night in a beach cave
While I wait
grains of sand trickle over skin,
surround all my body.
As I sink into the hollow
rocks settle around me
and creak into comfy darkness.
Water bleeds from hanging walls
drips slow down slopes,
rock pleats into the push and shove
of sedimentary beds,
displaced into intense creases
of stress deformation, compaction.
A small fissure makes a flag of sky
as night edges away, grows colder.
Outside, waves thunder onto shore
and as I bury deeper
they shush and dispel to meet a horizon
where light catches sea breath.
At last, dawn arrives
sailing over the brink
to where I sigh in the dark.
Jackie’s second poetry collection, Breakfast in Bed, was published in 2019 by Indigo Dreams Publishing. She was Highly Commended in the Welsh International Poetry Competition and the R S Thomas Festival Competition in 2019. She is a member of the Rockhoppers Coast to Coast Poets performance group. Twitter: @JackieNews
Breakfast in Bed, info and order details here: https://www.indigodreams.co.uk/jackie-biggs/4594692749
Photo credit ~ Jackie Biggs