A Mild Case Of Shell Shock.
One of many beaches we shared.
The beach Holds all the shells of what was....before
A Mild Case Of Shell-Shock
on August 31, 2003.
Lounging seaside again as the tropical sands trickle over my toes perching here on a scrap of bright sunfaded canvas I'm a speck among specks in my sunbaked, glazed flesh fully drenched in warm oils drying to a bronze tone in my slingback beach chair margarita beside me feeling dapper and tan ~ While before me parades in a tide till they eddy nubile, young flesh, bikinied huge pot bellies in speedos mixed with muscle bound studs watching people's amusing But as I study...I hear ~ Many sounds that surround me bounced in reverb off waters in wide stereo waves to the shells of my ears ~ Shouts of joy...childrens laughter parents calling thier names bidding them to be careful as the surf bowls them over and resets them apart plus occasional warnings blowing from lifeguard whistles when souls float out to far ~ With eyes closed I discover this cacophany takes me on a nostalgic journey over sands of time back to tin pail days of digging and building sand castles when I was a wee lad surrounded by moats ~ And I swear I can still hear intermixed with beach chatter the sounds of my mother calling me back to rest but she's been dead 12 years now and I'm, "Oh, so much older!" then that little boys voice that is shouting, "O.K. Mom!!" "I'll be there in a minute!" I hear his feet pass my way ~ Could it be that the ocean traps the shouts of past summers capturing them in strange sound waves that recede with the currents only to be returned at a much later date mixing pastimes with present as the roaring green surfs cast them back from before ~ Or am I just remembering all those days lost forever snuggled up with my mom wrapped in soft cotten towels with her arms tight around me now denied evermore ~ As I'm lounging here seaside sifting sand through my toes maybe Ive had a bit of too much sun, I suppose or from four margaritas melancholy arose maybe that's all??? who knows???
" I Miss ya Mom!"
© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III