Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Plunge in Crab Cove


 Little Laughing Sally

After posting image captures the events
 of several weeks ago on Monday
 I felt an urge to return
and to go further than before

 The tide returns me to Crab Cove

 Think I'll get a little large myself
on my own bev-mo of choice

 Does this stuff even exist

 So it's back in the cove
High noon and high tide
total immersion this time

 Went in wearing my boxer shorts
then sat in them to dry,
No one comes this far 
when the tide is up

Felt so great, so cheering
something primordial reached,
Wee bit chill for me
so it was fairly in and out

shorebirds line jetty
fixed-wing pelicans come in
standing room only

 The Sea and the stones
a language of their own

 Two great pelicans
toboggan past in tandem
summer olympics

the  receding tide
wavelet passes over rocks
 a summer goes by

Sometimes a hermit
I will admit,
Sometimes a crab
but just a bit

  Pods coming on strong

  a vast jam session of trees

 Neighborhood conspiracy
to make passers-by feel suspect
Ha-ha, crooks drive cars

 I have a new mind

the sea inside

...sleepy now...

There's always refreshment

 A walk on the wild side

Not tonight, Jail-bait
Sugar soda got a sin tax

I think I'll
take the first conveyance

 I'm still a bit at sea

 As sea and sky 
begin to marbleize

 The day began to slant
into the sundown

 Transitional clouds
foreshadow September

Toward  radiance

30 August 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Splash in Crab Cove

Summer means fun
and I'm going to get my share

I asked her why she dressed
with twenty pounds of headlines
stapled to his chest

August 1946
World's first bikini bathing suit,
Named after the Atomic bomb
test at Bikini atol
This lovely French girl 
looks like just my type,
She'd be in her nineties today

 Crab Cove Nature Center

 Here and now

 Look where I'm going

Won't you come with?

 The water's not cold

 No boundary is fixed
on the boundless 
bounding sea

 Out on the rocks
a crane cranes his neck
curious about my bipedal


 Mystery lurks 

 There's the other way out

but let's stay in a while,
shall we?

 The money shot

 cue music from Jaws

 Something wicked
this way comes


 Salt water flying
 through sunlight,
essense of summertime

 Where did it go?

The tide recedes
 gulls fish the shoreline

There is one of these gray dears
I'm so very fond of

A dominant white
considers my
unusual presence

as I fall asleep 
weeds undulate
in the deep

A whirlpool
painted old school
crab claws fasten
my pince nez

  A Descent into the Maelstrom

August 2016

Todaysville (expanded version)

later in the day

All within the last few hours

 commercial lighting

 alienation alley


graffiti foretold
the Fall of Rome

 in the here and now

earlier this afternoon

original work
unknown medium 
outside art


Italian Death Metal legends
coming down
back in Oakland

28 August 2016