The Sea Chews Things Up
When I woke, the waves had gone black,
turning over the macerated
curd of the ocean bottom, heaving its sludge
onto the beach. Some storm far out, I thought,
had ravaged the sea, stirred up its bed,
sent the whole mess flying to shore.
At my feet I found a grave of starfish,
broken and gnarled among the fleshy
snipes and heads. Every shade of death
covered the sand. It looked hopeless
in the pale day but for the birds,
a congress of gulls, terns, and the rarest plovers,
calm for once, satiated, a measure of
the one law: this sea will claim it all—
feed them, catch them, grind their complicated bones.
6 thoughts on “Perfect Storm”
Oh, I’ve seen that movie several times. It does look like that.
it looks very small!! almost a toy boat, is it??
Very cool B&W!
Cool B&W, like the blown out areas that adds some exitment to the picture.
The interesting photograph… Hmmm…
so small… It looks like a toy !