They are rough, jagged, and firm
Grounded to the earth
Withstanding almost all
Except your gentle violence

You are soft yet forceful
A violent natural beauty
Engulfing all around you
Luring me in, pulling me in

Your patience is a virtue
Slowly eroding the earth
Yet you are light on my body
Fresh on my skin

You bathe me
Shape me
Beat against the layers
That weigh me down

Your textures are soft
Pleasure to my soul
Serenity to my ears
Crisp on my tongue