Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bite - Graham Nunn


how close a minute ago had been
young girl in the sand
pulling off wet clothes
red on white
beautiful but for the horror of the moment
the frenzied tide
pulling out and around
as the people piled up
a simple example
of twenty-first century fascination
the screaming hell of flesh
humanity's reaching arms
sand sticks to everything.

Graham Nunn

1 comment:

Freelance Writer said...

Don't you just love those beasties in the water. Great poem Graham - esp. 'sand sticks to everything'. Cheers Gabrielle.