An empty bench waits by the sea,
Ponder time and silence free.
Loving son and loving daughter,
Blue sky and bluer sea.
Dragonflies flitter by,
The waves roll on a mid-day sigh.
Sand, rock, weed, and flower,
Nature changes by the hour.
All our names and titles float away,
Petty divisions hate of the day.
Only myself, yet everyone be,
Join in communion with all humanity.
A. K. Frailey is the author of 15 books, a teacher for 35 years, and a homeschooling mother of 8.