Scattered wisps of clouds
give way to the first sunrise.
Peaking over the horizon,
shoreline rocks absorb each ray.
Newly formed ice from high tide
cracks and refreezes with each wave.
Each inhale brings cold into waiting lungs.
Each exhale pushes out impurities from the previous year.
Like the steam rising from the sea,
I become more awakened with each breath.
Each spirit rising from the turbulent waters
follows the wind with no effort,
letting go and skimming the surface,
the awakened essence dances before
being wallowed by the sun.