Elements

Detail from Elements, 2018 (32 1/2″ x 26″)
Reverse appliqué and machine quilted
Sharon Carrier

Mighty ocean waves crash forward

with rhythmic predictability,

and hefty winds howl with disregard.

In defiance, we put up thin wooden fences

to hold blowing sand grains in place and

erect stilt houses to outsmart surging tides.

While these powerful forces threaten to overtake us,

we tenderly embrace our fragile existence and hope

that we and this place can grow old together,

with gurgling tidal currents and

dancing sea foam at our feet.

(All photographs in this post are mine. Please do not use them without my permission.)

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