How many great beach read
Paperback pages unturned
Denouements unlearned
While the tide steals in undetected,
And another lightly salted,
Sun-quenched afternoon
Withers on the vine?

Only the Adirondack chair
Unused and unamused
Placed just so
For the perfect view knows

The number of suns that set untoasted
Tide receding
Burnt orange sherbet sky
Languishing in the weary arms
Of the sea.

Gulls protest
Still put the day to rest.
And only the Adirondack chair
Place just so...
Unused and unamused,
Only the Adirondack chair knows.

By Diana Mercedes Howell (




Wyoming Wind

Oh Moon, Oh Moon

Wide Awake Dreams

Buzzing on the Back Porch

Friend of My Childhood

Lavender's Way

Moonlight Travel Agent


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