Sand Actions

Photo by Mier Chen on Unsplash

A couple in striped shirts
stares across the sand.
I can’t tell if they are married
or deep in revolution.
Children bury their eyes
in beach book pages.
The sun off the water
is a bonfire extinguished
in the wake of each rich yacht
that disobeys the signs.



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Trapper Markelz

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