She draws me in with her magnetism;
Full of her grace and naturalism;
From black to blue, clear to haze;
She captures my forceful gaze.
Unencumbered she dances in;
Bringing with her water and wind;
I find myself chasing her;
For no man is an island, yet I am an islander.
James M. Rankin is an internationally known author of numerous books and poems. He lives in Galveston where he enjoys sailing, fishing and exercising along the Gulf Coast.