Good Harbor Beach

Trapper Markelz
1 min readOct 7, 2020
Photo by Maksym Kaharlytskyi on Unsplash

Summer at the beach —
sapphire footsteps wash away
with the tide’s return.

Holes dug by children
in a coarse afternoon wind
slowly fill with sand.

A gull watches us
drunk on an infinite breeze
pull words from a book.

Back and forth they go
swimming in the cold water
until the sun falls

and the people leave
plucking low chairs from the sand
while the ocean sets.

© Trapper Markelz 2020

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Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out