Friday, August 17, 2001


Smell of the ocean
Sound of the ocean
Flick of lighter behind, light from cigarette, smoker in the dark (couldn't see but knew was there)
Nature's fireworks off shore, no sound
Beautiful sky, hopes of shooting stars
Splash of small waves on the jacks
Hotel fireworks in the distance, no sound
Thick humid warm air, no breeze even near the water
Sound of flip-flops as lady passed
Planes landing and looping with lights flickering
Clouds rolled in, obscuring view, man's fireworks ended without a bang
Thoughts of him, perhaps looking at a similar sky