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Justin Erskine #00414890

Inhale the beach
and see me there
with you as I do,
just after the glow
is shuttered and
the finishing touches
are put on the day
Last night you wore
a blue sundress – only
Trailing you, following
with my eyes the
disruptions in the sand,
as it called after your feet.
The moon shone
on your calves, stopping
just at the knee
where cotton danced
a wicked tease,
and clung to you,
silhouetting my hunger
twisting toward me
on your toes, you reached
your hand to me
with a grin that says
you caught me
looking. I’m always looking,
aren’t I?
On lucky eves
the next frame comes
and brings my hand
to the small in your back
as I taste a hint of
the Atlantic on your lips -
always the perfect amount;
when you gasp I feel
the electricity bridging
all the space between us
Why do I never see
how we land our backs on
the sand, where the tide tickles
our feet? Lying there
with love more grand
than the heavens.
My hands on
your hips as I drift
away, and watch
your face, framed
in the cosmos

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