Beautiful Girl On The Beach
You come, beautiful girl,
like the sun spilling its light,
a curving silhouette,
upon this unforgiving land.
Close by a red-throated loon scuffs at the sand’s skin.
You stand tall, limb to limb a bronzed constellation
pouring yourself back into the vase of your pedestal body.
Your shapely foot strokes the sand like a flamboyant swallow
and your body glistens,
jeweled with bangles and mauve-laced lust…..
Blessed and graced you wait at the sea’s edge like a shrine,
and the fish rise up in benediction to your butterfly beauty.
Grand, glorious, girl, be compulsive in your moment’s celebration,
race toward love--- a world that you do not know is coming.
Patricia Kelly Gangas from her 3rd book of poetry, These Places of Light