Observations on a Postcard

Beautiful afternoon for watching the beach and eating shellfish alfresco at the Winking Prawn .

North Sands Salcombe South Devon
A postcard view within a snapshot 
But sit awhile and observe the flow
Towards the shoreline
Down and up
Except
Eyes skyward, a whippet follows a disc
In predictable line of anticipated retrieval across the wet sand
Breaking the mirrored surface
Avoiding the flow
Cloud patterns sweep the shore
In laminar flow
As the water pools like a spill on the ground
And carefree children trace their
Route trailing bucket and spade
In grooves made by sand worms
To the water’s seamless edge
A liminal zone with little distinction
Before the paddle border takes the stage
And the whir of the speedboats in the bay.

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