On the edge of the Sand

a poem by Madhavi S J

On the edge of the sand
where the land meets the sea,
Amid the stillness of the dawn
I hear a wave break near me.

As the drops turn to white foam
and recede back into the deep,
All I have of that moment
Is a picture in my mind to keep.

As long as I remember it
And cherish it for what it is,
I am one with the universe
And in harmony with all that’s His.

And as I walk down the beach
Knowing that I am guided by His hand,
Little do I realize it was that same wave
That wiped my footprints from the sand.