Wild waves,
whipped by storm winds,
unravel surf, deposit
mounds of meringue foam.

Thieving tides incrementally
pilfer gold sand,
leave behind broken pebbles,
deeply scored stone.

Ravaged beach erodes as
ocean moves inland,
invades and embezzles
what’s left of high ground.

By Jennifer Lagier

storm winds and waves on beach

Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Forthcoming books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle). Click here to visit her website.

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