Liz Axelrod

Poems, Essays, Reviews, Stories…

Shore Leave


Electric pulse turns
sand to glass.
Salt erodes the
Our unchecked
heat devours
clean white sand
now spotted
with refuse–
needles, condoms,
plastic bags,
blackened oily shells.
I gave you depth.
You dredged up garbage.
Storms give weight to water.
While crests lap up
this silent coast
pulling in upon
its shelf.

*Published in the lovely Log II 


Author: Liz Axelrod

Poet, Writer, Book Reviewer, Social Justice Advocate. Moon Goddess.

2 thoughts on “Shore Leave

  1. Nice Liz… I love the line “Storms give weight to water” that’s going to be bouncing around my head now for a bit…

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