The thread that holds life together is one that sometimes breaks loose and diminishes its grip until it is no longer a force that matters. It has to be rewound well enough to hold firm again. Whether we are drifting in or out of a life’s shore considered to be home, a wave ebbs away out at sea and bounces back to shore in much the same way as life does, as we travel away from or return home. With the sea’s tide, the back-and-forth movement governs and harnesses life’s journey. Thus, whatever the circumstances, in which we find ourselves, man is reminded that life is in a state of flux, although relative permanence and stability are also factors, from whose prism life may be construed. This vision of life reflects a nonjudgmental reality, which recognizes everything in life as possible. Wealth, mental states (including happiness, stress, anger, etc.) hunger, death, poverty and so forth are all facts of life that do not contradict how we ebb out in the sea of life only to bounce back to shore. The poems in this book reflect an element of this view, some specific themes of life, misery, poverty and death running across a spectrum of realms.