NaPoWriMo Day 13: There’s nothing so great as the beach

Image shows a neat row of thatched parasols on a pale sandy beach. Image copyright Mabh Savage 2023.

There’s nothing so great as the beach

Sand between the toes

Warm and chafing

You know it’ll be a nightmare later

But right now

It’s lovely

Chilly, searing cold sea

Then after a minute,

It’s refreshing

Lemonade for the sole

Lapping at heat-dried ankles

A fizzy soda pop ocean

Crackling round shells and pebbles

The kids bring me dozens

Scallops, clams, fossils

Piling treasure around me

I’m a dragon with my hoard

Hot and happy

Slightly steaming

Hungry, but not ready to leave

The beautiful, brilliant beach.

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