Not in New York (1)

The beach on Cherry Grove, Fire Island. Photo by Rick Stachura. August 20, 2014.



the sun sautees me in flecks of scorched sand 
hacked fresh by the feet of two well-cleavered hunks,

they chasing the arrow of some volleyball’s aerobics 
toward the mark of the shore: they need high tide heroics

while overhead seagulls (suck meters of sky,
peck out the cirrostratus with shrieks)

hurry by



Words by Rick Stachura. “Cherry Grove.” August 2014.

Photo by Rick Stachura. The beach at Cherry Grove on Fire Island. August 20, 2014.

(This story was originally posted to my old Tumblr site on August 29, 2014.)



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