July 10, 2015, Rockaway Beach

 

 

 

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The Tillamook Rescue

Combed the waves for him

Jet ski bucking the tide

With a rider attached to a trailer.

Back and forth they zigzagged

I watched their orange suits

Bobbing on the reflections of the sun

A constant twinkle of life—looking

Longer than all our breaths could hold, combined

Passed between the moments of

A broken crab shell and seagull feathers.

His bluish greyness, camouflaged

By our childhood splashing, swimming, loving

We were still searching

When the sun reached the sea

 

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21 Comments on “July 10, 2015, Rockaway Beach

  1. I love the immediacy of this … This is one of my favorites among your work… A real and tangible narrative, touched with the profound. Good stuff, indeed. 🙂

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