Vassilikos Peninsula

Grey marble temple, atop darkest basalt mountain
a beacon in the night sky.
A meandering, snaking path through olive groves and cypress forest lit by flickering lanterns.
This slick black serpent
plunges dramatically into deep crystal sea,
creating a whoosh of opposition where they meet.
The tiny white pebbles shif-shift- to and fro in the surf, almost fluorescent, tracing time,
until sky, mountain, temple and sea become one, indistinguishable in the inky darkness.