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Fiery Eye Candy

Red apple
Sitting on the sand
A beach of a million grains.
You stare out at the vast ocean
Salt water
White caps
Crashing waves forever
Rolling over, 
Spreading puddles,
Moving water
Into porous places.
Critters scramble.
Broken shells scatter.
You seem, at first glance, lonely-
Sitting solo-
Far away from a picnic basket.
Human hands 
Left you all alone.
These eyes see your red skin
Not sunburned-simply natural to
Your existence.
You, propped on crumbled earth,
Out of place
Fiery Eye Candy. 
Scattered purple flower petals
Lead the way to you, 
Red apple.
Will you languish as you attract attention
In the sun’s spotlight?
Will a child’s tiny hand touch you with wonder?
Will you be bitten for nourishment? 
Tossed into the salty sea?
Will you be useful or only a 
Transient beauty? 
Peacefully, you rest for now, in this painting,
Fruit portrait at the sea.

Laura Staley
Laura Staleyhttp://www.cherishyourworld.com
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura Staley passionately helps people thrive by guiding them to a holistic transformation of space, heart, mind, body, and soul. Laura knows that there’s a relationship between the conditions of our homes or workplaces and the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by almost two decades of working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to empower her clients to produce remarkable results in their lives. Her trifecta of serving people includes speaking, writing, and compassionate listening. As a columnist, Laura writes personal essays focused on self-discovery, feng shui, emotional health, and transformations from the inside out. Laura is the published author of three books: Live Inspired, Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui, and the Cherish Your World Gift Book of 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a fulltime parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include laughing with loved ones, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. She resides in Black Mountain, NC with lovable dog, Layla. Laura is a contributing author to the inspiring book Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you so much, Larry. Within the words we see and feel one another. Your beautiful stories evoke similar feelings and images, my friend. I’m so grateful you are in my life-in this amazing, wondrous exchange of words, phrases, sentences, and emotion-opening the heart, freeing the soul.

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