on the beach, finally dark at 10:30
crowds scattered in beach fires:
popping vibrant colors of the deep cosmos:
explode, burst, spray,
detonate, shake, bang,
shatter, splash, splatter,
smoke, fizz, spume,
blast, bang, boom!
the oohs and ahhs
the rapture of erupture!
*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.