Liquid Embrace

There are hideaways in this desert world.  They must be searched out or stumbled upon by chance, but they are there.  Sequestered locales against time and her demands are tucked away amidst the crush of life, safe havens to cushion our occasional fall.  Quietude and rest after a storm, the breeze laced with a fine scent of creosote.  The air, now pure from her cleansing, is free from the residue of our modern advances.  Gone are the particles and emissions of our progress.


The primary element of our being and the nest of our origin, offering and return, withdrawal and offer again.  Standing on this littoral plain, I feel the tugging on my soul; my being is drawn nearer to the mother of life.  Filling my ears are the whispers and stirrings of her core.  In her arms there is peace.


All that flies against me in every day is gone, with only her stirring presence around me.  Crashing waves and the gentle tide, purging the shore and offering her rest.  Salty mists are her kisses, the waves are her liquid embrace, all consuming, touching everywhere, a healing salve to my weary soul.



4 responses

  1. This is a difficult one to decipher, but I’m going to take a stab at it. It is about the cleansing of one’s soul. Finding a place within that brings peace. Connecting with God, some would say. Connecting with nature and all that is life outside of progress you might say. The bare essentials, raw, and natural. In effect, spiritual. In the way a Native American once was connected with world around him. A new beginning.

    October 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    • seekraz

      Your stab is where it needs to be with this one. We could say it’s a spiritual thing, but one that is more natural and drives to the core of the being…maybe, like the Native beliefs, or even more a connection with the properties of our corporeal existences. The calming pull of the tide…something peaceful and grounding…. Thanks man. 🙂

      October 24, 2009 at 8:59 am

  2. Nathan

    Very well put, indeed 🙂 We don’t get the opportunity that often to see and experience the ocean, but when those few moments enter our consciousness it’s like nothing else in this world. When I was in California this last time, I got to experience that “liquid embrace” again, and wow was it wonderful. I liked this one 🙂

    October 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    • seekraz

      I’m glad you liked it, Nate. I’d like to get out there again soon…it’s been too many years.

      October 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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