Ephemeral

I follow the trail

Along the sea wall

Until it veers

Towards the sea

Past rocks

And pools

Seaweed

And shells

Intimate

Impressions

Of a stranger’s

Bare feet

Each toe

Defined

In the damp sand

Until salty waves

Fill the hollows

With shallow

Foam as ephemeral as

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© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Ephemeral

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