Awe Along the Shoreline

“the tide is so low”
but he is enthused
exclamations
from the human
in spandex
and a swim cap
about to submerge
in the earth’s soup
at sunrise
he’ll splash
buoyant
on a planet
floating
in a mass of stars

early risers
unfold chairs
hold travel mugs
and watch
the still water
a spot of sea
buffered
from the sounding surf
that breaks
outside
the distant reef

“look there’s a rainbow”
more wonder
from the spectators
as fingers
extend
skyward
below
their feet
coral has been crunched
to sand
that tinkles
and
percolates
sifting
with sea foam bubbles

just beyond the scene
a woman
scribbles words
in her Toyota
never minding
that her
health insurance
application
was denied
it doesn’t
matter
that her son was sassy
on Valentine’s Day morning
she’s recording
something
for the cosmonauts
earthbound
and celestial
alike

soothed by salt air
she sends
messages about
the awe along the shoreline
she knows
there’s starlight
still twinkling
just beyond
the sunrise clouds
existing
so infinite

ahhhhh

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