I’m Standing Under Swaying Palms

hemingway-654827.jpg

I’m standing under swaying palms
Holding a delicious boat drink
I especially like the little umbrella
Time away from life – don’t have to think
Smelling like lotion, salt & a sunburn
My soul has truly needed this rest
But without you here by my side
My heart is still a million miles from Key West

Advertisements

I’m Driving Down By The Beach

car-784887.jpg

I’m driving down by the beach
Radio tuned to Lana Del Rey
Trying to turn back the clock
Warm, salty air to celebrate the day
Looking for a moment to feel alive
To relive the trappings of youth
Ignoring the aches of aging
To deny the inescapable truth

Life Gets Complicated – A Furious Mess

palm-336688.jpg

Life gets complicated – a furious mess

Undisclosed pain seeping out at the worst time

Stress building towards a fatal fracture

Exit stage right – I need an island & a lime

I want to get my toes dirty in the sand

& find a way to cleanse this sutured heart

To be free from the burden of this memory

To become salt laden before it all falls apart

Resting Against A Palm

blonde-768681.jpg

Resting against a palm
Girls dancing in sepia tones
Dripping in summer hues
Reaching out on a cellular phone
Locals within their beaches
A home in the sweet, salty air
Life set at a softer pace
Of nothing more peaceful I’m aware

 

 

Seaside Memory

Your seaside memory remaining vigilant

Past days still dripping with salty air

The gulls cry stirred you onward

Precious tears forever entombed out there

The horizon entices an early morning gaze

Trapped in other worlds as you stare

The love of beauty & other expert riches

Though you know I was the one who truly cares

 

sunrise-977644

The Glittering Sun

I saw her through the glittering sun
Perched high upon the lifeguard stand
Perfectly sculpted under bright red
Knees weak, tripping in the soft sand
The gulls echoing a distant cry
Dreams of love & what could be
The salt air marinating upon our skin
I’ve lost my heart here upon the sea

 

honolulu-1124096