Ocean City, Maryland Chronicle, Day 2: July 5, 2014

early rise
first aroma of
fresh-brewed coffee


early beach arrival
digging deep into loose sand
to plant our umbrella
the rattle of the chain
reminds me to mind the wind

searing sun
roar of an incoming surf
so cold to the touch
step by step, his hand in mine
until my face hits the sand

lunch at “home”
toasting with white zinfandel
my crabcakes, their Chinese
lounging on the sofa
like a pride of lions


white foam
my sunglasses bobbing
out to sea


After the beach, the pool!
Frankie, playing Marco-Polo
I, swimming one length
twenty-minute hot tub soak
then Rippon Seafood at home

a short walk
a perfect view at North Park
of the fireworks
American colors and
that 21-gun salute sound


Mezza Luna
just like at home, we watch
“The Big Bang Theory”


Frank J. Tassone

I fell in love with writing ever since I wrote my first short story at the age of 12 and my first poem in high school. My free-verse has appeared in the literary e-zine Pif. My haibun has been published in Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO) and Contemporary Haibun, CHO's annual print anthology. My haiku has been published by the Haiku Foundation. My senryu has been published in Failed Haiku. I regularly perform haibun and other haikai with Rockland Poets. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet. Visit my website www.frankjtassone.wordpress.com to see more of my poetry. Follow me on twitter @fjtassone2 and like my Facebook page American Haijin for updates on my latest work.

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