Beach Walk

Here’s a beach poem of mine first published in Grey Sparrow Press in 2011, issue 9:

Cape May beachBEACH WALK

My feet are paddles
with baby toes curled

like shrimps—
or prawns breaded and waiting to be fried,
resting on their sides
while the second toes hide
under imposing brothers,
the foot thumbs,
tough leviathans that steady the soles
and guide the legs
as they dig into the sand
and thrust me forward,
making the deepest impression
on the beach

always pointing slightly outward
as if no one would notice
that each foot wants to go its own way
and they’re not ready to be part of a team.


About Sandy Green

I am a poet and children's author. Visit my website at
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