Paddle boarding

Paddle boarding

They say Jesus walked on water

but today I am Isis on the Nile

Queen of Ra whose radiant fingers

splay the shadow of form into beautiful

Medusa stirring Poseidon’s passion

into the weightless ecstasy of light

About this poem…I really wanted to include a photograph, but alas I have yet to venture out onto a paddle board with a camera. I was inspired to write this poem while observing the reflection, or rather, absorption of my shadowed form upon the water. The way both the water and the light had captured my form and transformed it, recreating it into a weightless goddess of light. It is quite mesmerizing to watch the play of light and water upon one’s shadow.