I’ve walked along this beach before,

A desolate, barren, rocky shore,

And yet I always return for more.
When my life starts to crash and burn,

It’s to this place that I will return,

It’s as if there’s something I must learn.
I walk along its sandy length

And somehow the journey gives me strength.
I mull over all that’s gone awry,

The wherefores and the why, why, WHY?

And solutions present themselves by and by.
Within an hour or maybe two,

I’ve resolved what it is I have to do,

And then, my love, I return to you. 

© Caro Ness 2016

Photo used by kind permission of +Priya Patel