The Beginning


.
Sea foam mist
and the vapor lamps.
Beachfront boards
Wood and nails
The smell of tar
Hot but cooling.
…The sun is down.
.
Humanity flows
Pierced and tattoo’d.
The fantasy and reality
in the summer of innocence lost.
.
Soda, bubble gum and beer.
.
Bikini dreams
at the bittersweet carnival.
T-shirt shops
Hookahs and skateboards.
.
This is where it ends…
This is where it begins…
When one world meets the other.

The Sea


.
Hard… Majestic… Unyielding…
Stone on stone
Braking the ocean.
.
But the water endures
Knowing no surrender.
.
A day… A month… A year…
Infinite perseverance
and humble relentless aggression.
.
With no quarter… No respite… No release…
The rock yields to the sea.