Monday, May 13, 2019

Beach Side in May

Beach Side in May 

Kites flutter porcelain sky
with gull-like swoops and sways,
dart about as reggae competes
with Atlantic's rhythmic waves
and she-crab soup courts flavor of favor

this May day.

Finds Neptune, of pecs and sweltering gaze,
and me between heated sun and sand,
he with trident and I with pina colada in hand.
Painted toes I've to flaunt (painted pearly blue
to match the sky).  Wispy white bikini ...

not this May day;

alas not hours, days, or months,
but many years apart.  Piece of mind secured
with black, strapped and flowing.

by Margaret Bednar, May 13, 2019

Linked (very late) with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Sanaa's Challenge - Such were syllables that possessed May"

and "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Just One Word - Apart"

This was written while I was enjoying the May sunshine on Virginia Beach a few days ago - it was nice but I do prefer a smaller, less touristy place. 


Jim said...

"Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end..."
I liked this, Margaret. But I was wondering if it were you or your imagination or recall. The white bikini cinched it and then you told, (you probably) back in days now gone. I had to look the word up "pecs" (just saw google spelling help also is ignorant) but I remembered after being reminded. It fits the them perfectly.

Jim said...

BTW, I like your side bar little words, "Palm a poem as if fragile... Let them sink into your skin as if moonlight..." I hadn't noticed it before. Neptune looks pretty rough, his crabbing fork may be out of manufacturing period.

brudberg said...

Oh ... I like the ache of a memory... nature might be just as beautiful but there are always changes that affects you.

Mr. Walker said...

I like the connection between the past and the present - how things have changed.

signed...bkm said...

lovely in all aspects..again the connection of past and

Rommy said...

Carefree memories still entertain me, even though who I am now is different from the person who made the memory.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous! I love; "Painted toes I've to flaunt (painted pearly blue to match the sky)"

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love the aspect of "apart" you've embraced... Also, your description of Neptune brought the biggest of grins to my face.