Saturday, August 5, 2017

Body found on beach at Sea Bright

A body found on beach at Sea Bright turns on sand
and breathes: coughs a gnarled seaweed at the tide
and saves his soul.: what was alive on a fairy strand
left him denied at night, trench coat dry drunk tied

with the belt in a loop like Bogart, a way to just sleep
on the slippy giant jetty rocks after a fey roundy night
of joyous carousing: with a kiss unanswered he creeps
down the wooden drop of wounded stairs, takes flight

across the darkened road, dark store under the stairs
closed but unlit merchandise points the drowned way
of escape: denied, salty now with surf spattered tears
he seeks a tidal release in the far weedy sea blue spray

of midnight. Off the tide in a hollow is a forest fawn
lost to him in seaweed as he slips towards the dawn