Caleb Perry Murdock

The Way

The waves lap the land
and bring the sand.
With every lap the shores change,
the shores become new.
The old sands slip away,
the new sands stay
until they are taken too
in a lovers’ exchange.
The waves lap the land
and take the sand.

Caleb Perry Murdock is 72 years old and lives in Rhode Island. He spent most of his life as a word-processing operator for law firms. He has written poetry since his twenties, but he didn’t lose his chronic writer’s block until his late sixties. He is now writing up a storm to make up for lost time.