From Doves To Tigers

The day before I left Waimea Bay, the spinner dolphins fell from the heavens. They came right up to me and Juniper and   pirouetted out of the water. I swam with them, and we talked about the clouds, and played fetch with seashells. The dolphins told me that their favorite kind of clouds are the ones …

Sea Gypsy

I’m a sea gypsy now. Living on the hook and harvesting rain. The sea is my sanctuary and I need nothing but air.  I shout to the wind, “Honey, I’m a seed and you are the wind, which way are we going today?”  I don’t really know where I’m going half the time. And many …

Stardust

Sometimes I wish I was a starfish, life would be a lot easier without a brain or a heart. Just lying there, clinging to coral, and stoned on the sea. And if you were a shark or a manta ray or an Alaskan king crab, you could eat one of my limbs and it wouldn’t …

The Sunnyside

I don’t remember the last time I showered. Does jumping into the sea count?  Sorry to tell you that, but it’s the truth. I tell you all my truths. As if you were my diary. Now you know everything. What’s on the surface of my skin. What’s beneath my skin. What’s crawling inside my skin …

Ship Shape

The beauty of life is that everything is always up in the air and with the shape of your lips and thoughts you can change its direction. It’s as if life was the wind and our bodies were boats and our words were sails. So, what is the shape of your ship? Mine is the …

Pink Moon

At 9 am, on the morning of the super moon, I got high with a sea turtle.  I did not care for the submarines or the shipwrecks or the smoke water rings, I only had eyes for that turtle. We were eyeball to eyeball, but I was the one upside down. Under it’s spell, in …