Peace Within Me
The wooden post greets me, taking hold of my attention. It’s old and worn, used as a landing post for the white terns that glide in its vicinity. The landscape is peaceful, devoid of all human interaction. Two worlds separated by the dividing of the sea, both left alone in their cognizant machinations. Our perspective is zoomed outward; the ocean is vast and ever-present– upholding Mother Nature’s dominance. The buildings merge into one another like a white splotch on a black canvas, indistinct yet noteworthy. Scanning the painting, I see many ways to return to this spot. However, I continue to lose myself. The image is vague and unknown to me, yet I know much about the woman who created it. It’s a scene foreign to my eyes, but it reflects a sanguine paradise. We are small in the eyes of Mother Nature. I am small. Barren of life, the distant mountains cascade over the town's top. Shoving their outstretched hands over my mouth, I can’t breathe. All I can feel is peace, grateful for the experience.
Levi Finney is a college student studying project management and is engaged in the arts. He enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games. When not inside, he spends time at the gym or taking long walks in the forest. This is his first submission to any creative writing journal.
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