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Moment-to-Moment Dawns

Around this time last year, I went to the beach and was struck by the somnolent weather. Despite the freezing cold, I sat down on the wet sand and did my best to capture the moment in words. Writing and taking photos have helped me feel more aware and connected to each passing moment. Ishin Yoshimoto wrote, "You are fooled by your mind into believing there is tomorrow, so you may waste today." Let's not waste too many moments. Instead, let's enjoy the moment-to-moment dawns.

Moment-to-Moment Dawns

by Lauren Taub Cohen

I stand within the fog

rising from the sea

like a silent prayer filled

with longing.

Thick comforts of

cumulous clouds

wrap themselves

around the sun

causing the soft,

citrine light to

turn the crisp waves

into silken, silver

swaths of lavish,

ermine robes.

My feet are

covered with

sandy stubble.

I am enraptured by the

ceaseless chant of waves

leaping and lengthening.

A strand of iridescent foam

lingers to frame

the memory of what has

returned to sea.

The salty smell of

forgotten history

peppers the air.

Both yesterday and tomorrow

rest like twins tucked

beneath the horizon.

I am here...

right here...

in the moment-to-moment


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