By Cyndy Falcoff
Diamond State Branch, Delaware
Sunlight bounces off the water
sparkles like tiny jewels
ripples of waves lap lazily onto the shore
leaving behind ruffled bars of foam
strings and clusters of seaweed
like drapery, sand décor.
Pockets of waterpools
marooned in the sand
reveal treasure troves of shells
bleached coral skeletons
half buried, wait to be found
by bare toes and chubby hands.
in plastic buckets.
So far out we can but barely see
with shielded eyes, a ship, a tiny toy.
The murmur of the sea like a siren’s call
distant horizons entice with sweet imaginings
The ocean beckons.