July 22*

Lummi Island beach ~ photo by Luther Allen

some visitors
wander uncomfortably
confused, unsure
on the beach                having forgotten

others
seep in
excited, eyes vibrant as light
swirl the sand
gather stones
say “boat” and “gull” and “wave”

touch the water
laugh in rhythm

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.

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