Apostles Considered

were these the last
struggling children from
the deep who told to hurry
dallied, never made it
sea-God caught by feet held fast
in the broiling swirl and burl
while mother earth laments her loss
they stand waiting

or the first eager children
to brave the waves of early summer –
‘hey - come join us,
the water’s great!’
but mother earth knows her place
does not budge
while the children continue to call -
‘come on, come on!’

Richard Scutter 25 October 2005

The Apostles

From the viewing platform Port Campbell National Park Victoria - October 2005


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