IMG_551960 some odd people
on the beach below—
families, couples, others.

2 setters frolic in the surf,
barking mingled with
distant cry of gulls and children
under gray but warming sky.

The rolling surf obscures
the conversation on
2 adjoining balconies,
reserved against the Judgement
—and from mine.

14 degrees of separation
from the sand,

1 moment of solitude,
surveying an ancient canvas
scrubbed clean
by tides and waves
and morning sun.


About wally metts

Wally Metts is the daysman. He is director of graduate studies in communication at Spring Arbor University and is a pastor at Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville, MI. The father of four adult children, he and his wife Katie raise barn cats and Christmas trees in Michigan. His grandchildren call him Santa.


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