June 19, 2020
Photo by Ed Meek

White Crest Beach
A Poem by Ed Meek

Grains of sand tangle our hair

as the ocean advances

up the beach behind our backs

and water invades the inlets

between our toes. I roll over

onto my back

and you kiss the salt

off my lips, your head looming above

eclipses the sun; your blond hair

shades my face. I see your mouth curl:

pearl necklace on display.

When you pull away, shafts of light

shutter my eyes and my skin

offers the annual cellular sacrifice:

small price for this bliss.

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