Beach scene — Gotts Island — 2017 — Photograph by Ben Weinberg

deflated
isolated
at a point of pride
brought low
discarded

head down
doubting
skinned knee
cracked heart
clenched inside

look away, you’ll see
from the shadows
my smile
sun’s kiss
touch of spray from a frozen ocean

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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