On the Rocks


On granite bed and sea foam pillow, I let this dream take me

A seagull cries and the sirens sigh, fishing lines wiz by me

Gale winds kiss my sunburned lips, the massive beast is thrashing

Crash and splash as sailboats pass, the rough-cut shore is calling

Goosebumps rise to the salty bite, but still I let it have me

The liquid licks like needle pricks, my numbing toes delight me

Motors blow, a fog horn groans, greenheads all a-buzzing

While snails rule the tidal pool, osprey perch a-gazing

When summer glows into fall’s first days, smoldering bliss for me.

And when the frozen white sheet entombs, I let this dream take me.