Playtime at the Edge of the World – A PhotoPoem from Adan 😊

Playtime ©Felipe Adan Lerma – Poster Version. Golden sunset beach scene in Costa Rica with man and his small dog.
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Playtime at the Edge of the World

Costa Rica is a tiny connecting
piece of land
vastness for anyone to see…

It was easy
standing by the edge of
low lapping water
high above
the quiet froth of foam
nibbling at my toes –

the sticky sand
stretching beneath the low wall of waves
curling flush below the sky
slipping with the
but the
sliding edge of half
the earth reaching fluidly
to it’s other half –

Because it did.

To the South Pacific.
Past Russia.

The waters mingling asway with seas
surrounding peninsulas
worlds away.

Speaking its same wet murmurs
to different tongues.

We understood.
All of us.


a fulcrum,
a tiny lever, a
moment, when Time chose to
pause –


make note of me –
a bell –
symbolic symbol –
irreducible with atomic meanings.

I felt that that day.

A cleaver
slicing the sheet of earth in two
with my eyes –

Choosing to merely leave my mark.
A toe scratch upon the sand.
Beneath the tiny waves.

The Pacific Ocean also choosing.

Erasing only a part of me.

The mark I left behind.

© Felipe Adan Lerma


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Thanks so much everyone! Happy safe travels!
Adan ❤️

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    • Thank you, Sharon! So glad you saw this & liked it! I’d had a poem for this moment working inside me the 2 1/2 years since I shot the picture, but took til now to find it’s way into words. I wrote it a day before posting & was editing it right to when it went live, lol! 😊

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    • Thank you so much, Tiffany! This image has been one of my favorites from Costa Rica from the moment I saw it happening & I think my feelings finally found enough words to try and do it justice! So very glad you liked it! 😊


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