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When we get to the beach

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When we get to the beach
We remove our shoes

Leaving them in the sand
Feet gotta breathe

Watch out for the men of war
Tangled in the seaweed

Blue inflated
With scalloped crests

Let the waves foam
Around your ankles

Let the sound of the waves
Heal your thoughts

Let the seagulls' laughter
Spark memories

Of when we were safe
Ya eya uh-uh-uh-uh-uh they cry

Eya eya ya ya uh uh uh
A slightly phosphorescent crab

Is hurrying up the beach
You follow him to take his picture

He stops, raises his claw
Like a Roman soldier

Shield and sword at ready
Titanic machines stand frozen

At ease on the horizon
Waiting for the apocalypse

Quietly all of a sudden
Day is done and yet

We are only halfway back
To where our shoes are waiting

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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