~Sharks~

He: I love the beach, oceans, sail boats and marine fishing.

Me: I love rivers, lakes, ponds and waterfalls.

He: You have something against the sea?…

Me: Sharks don’t fall down
waterfalls.

~©Jazzi Ryan Ranes~

*Shark photos taken in Gatlinburg, TN, 9/8/2010, at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies*

~Elements~

Earth girl treads
terra
firma
barefoot in the snow

Ocean boy rides
ancient
waves
to and fro surfing

ending
always
the
same.

Wind cools each
fevered
brow
soothing the hot soul

Flames burn deep
strong
sure
warming earthbound

hearts

ending
always
the
same.

~ ©Jazzi Ryan Ranes~