Primordial sand birthing me in amniotic visions
Of flowing dry rivulets
A tide of alluvium
Sculpting bodily contours, giving shape and form
To the cast of brine
I trudge beyond cliff’s edge
To witness ever changing ever-erasing footprints fly past me
Incubating in the anti-plains
To reappear in the wind
Their granules get in my eyes
But I am not blinded,
The cascading embers of creation light my way
Guiding me along their silica path.
I am Dunite
Woman of the sand.
A teacher, Laurie Woodward is the author of several novels including Forest Secrets, and the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles. She also cowrote Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy and was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes her novels on the Central Coast of California.
(Photo by David Stroup)