Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dead Shore

© Ernie Panzer

Dead fish, ringing the shore
of an inland sea trying to come back

Bird squawkers, chattering, and still daring to fish.

Skeletal palms, black with dead fingers drooping,
along a gray abandoned beach.

Broken glass and broken dreams, the Salton Sea,
"For Sale" signs, and rotting docks
along a salt smelling stretch of once nice homes.

The colors of death prevail.
The stench of sea salt pervades.

Yet I am fascinated!

@ Carol Lindemulder