is about the link between reality, memory and what's beyond life and
behind nature. It's also about trying to find this connection whether
it’s real or imagined.
The poem is inspired by my grandmother, the late Shirley Harter, and her love of Long Beach Island, NJ. Every Mother’s Day my family visits LBI in her honor. During our 2009 trip, we watched a lightning storm over the ocean, which got me thinking about the connections between human life and nature.