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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