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 Responses to July 10, 2015, Rockaway Beach

  1. beautiful =) i wanna go there now! (sitting in desert)

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  2. calensariel says:

    His bluish greyness, camouflaged By our childhood splashing, swimming, loving… That is very sad but beautiful…

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  3. skat says:

    “Longer than all our breaths could hold, combined”. Your work continuously surprises me.

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  4. BeginnerBeaute says:

    We have a Rockaway Beach right here in NYC! What a small world! XO

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  5. A // W // F says:

    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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  6. redosue says:

    This makes me want to go to the beach. Just lovely.

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  7. A lovely and sensitive poem Elan. I like the poignant juxtaposition of the photographs.

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  8. Also the reference to the mermaid legends

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  9. bigjer283 says:

    Rockaway is a beautiful area. Me and the wife were near there for our last anniversary. Nicely done!

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  10. vivachange77 says:

    Wonderful images. The picture of the mermaid invites my imagination.

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  11. aliceandembo says:

    Such great pictures! It makes me remember amazing times in the beach! 🙂

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  12. James Bui says:

    I have never been there, but I could picture it. Well-written.

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  13. ohmyogimala says:

    I love the vintage postcards and your words create the perfect summer movie.

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