shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

John Patrick Gatton


Life Is a Beach

Calmly, he sits in the sand at the water's edge
knowing that under the sea's surface
are currents,
swift currents,
violent currents,
mammals as large as a ship, and
massive grinding continental shelves
creating vibrations that rattle the sea.

The fire exploding sun
lay its burning rays on his naked skin.

Calm he is, for now is the season
of the tranquil winds