On the beach
Empty pill box bobbing up and down
My memories of you
One capsule left
Swallow it down.
Jagged piers of resentment
Split a lazy yolk across the years of sky.
Gentle golden surf
Vainly sighing reassuring words
As to an inconsolable, crying child.
Wade out into the druggy orange haze:
Into the rip tide
Out to sea
Into the deep
Waters violently roil,
Lethal danger silently lurks beneath,
Hungry to eat…
Wherever I sleep.