Swami’s Beach, Encinitas, CA 

I heard the ocean laughing,
when no one else was listening,
somewhere deep inside,
soft waves breaking.

I saw you fall to your knees
and roll into shore,
crashing in and cracking up,
catching your breath in between jokes.

And the jokes kept coming
as the sun kept tickling
your glassy skin like fingers
of children; relentless and silly.

From somewhere deep
inside my watery-being,
I laughed, as I felt the sun
tickle my body.

Like the ocean
on a play date
with the Infinite.