The Ritual

FCF38573-2929-4C13-B491-12CD9E788FD0Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. — Derek Walcott

It seems
almost ritualistic,
the way I step
across the bench,
face the sky,
squat down,
adjust my hips,
straighten my back,
and breathe deeply.
All to just sit—
and listen
to the sea.