The car climbed steeply, anticipation grew
The journey here long overdue
Through forest roads cool and green
Towering darkness leaves much unseen.
Heart is pounding, mouth is dry
The trees close in, block out the sky
At last I’m out and on my way
Swooping down to cove and bay.
Pulse is slowing, breath controlled
Relaxing as the scenes unfold
Sanctuary is now in reach
Below me nestled on the beach.
A dream come true, no need to roam
Bare feet on sand and I am home ..