"I watch as you disappear"
WIDOW TO THE SURF
By Emma Read (artist)
I watch as you ride,
The soaring heights and the crashing lows,
The soft tumbles and the harsh turns,
The swirls of the chaos and of the calm.
I watch as you disappear,
The darkness comes and engulfs you,
The bright lights that glow and guide you home,
The icy cold that takes your breath and reminds you, that you are alive.
I watch as you smile,
The warmth on your skin and your sense of triumph,
The joy and exhilaration of taking on mother nature,
The power and respect for the wild seas inherent in your eyes.