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The long view

Photo by Luigi Manga on Unsplash

An abundance of horizon
draws our gaze, delineates our days
here at our rock-fast retirement center
at the shore.
Well-seasoned eyes seem drawn
to these wide-open spaces,
ever-changing vistas of sea and sky,
sunlight and towering cloud.
They sing to us of limits, draw a line
across our living space, remind us
in these latter years of an inevitable terminus
to all our seeing, yearning. Yet we look on,
somehow at home within immensity,
at rest before eternity. A peace beyond
the self, a belonging for the ages.