Out of ocean back to sun
slow purple tide drifts down
darkness like a tidal wave
floods and a dark fog falls.
Strand partygoers barefoot
swimsuit prance in sandals
streets car-lined seldom trees
dwellings cliche toe crammed.
Sleep cans built on sand hills
swept of seawrack the breeze
the moon in her habit prays
and down rains grace gently.
Each drop 15% ABV the lifeguard
says and turns on your nightlight
what a concept and flies away
into south Santa Monica Bay.
In the distance the bass bob bloom
of close-in closed out hollow waves
like artillery shells down the line
hear water mewling through shingle.
In the morning late for the school
bus stops for you up on Highland
you forget now why all those tears
on a lovely morning such as this.