By Thomas M. McDade



Montaigne asks, “Is the game

worth the candle?”

Rip-Rap is truly a road.

A teen clerk at a tourist trap

is stymied by a postcard request.

Mason Creek Bridge will be demolished.

When the captains of two whaling ships

meet on one of the vessels it’s called a gam.

A barking border collie

tries to herd the waves.

Maya Lin creates a breaker

with thousands of tiny wood pieces

that is a riptide or some

dragging them back to Vietnam.

A wedding under a beach canopy

is so informal the groom

wears flip-flops and a passerby

wonders “Is the lone candle

worth the game?”


Published on April 17th, 2023




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