Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stranded



 
Curled into coils upon coarse sand
flexible tubes tubing
bulging bladders ballooning
swirling into a mosaic
in the family of browns.




Yanked from the sea floor
by waves of turbulence
saltwater detritus
cast off by the Pacific Ocean
washed up during high tide.

 
Leaves flat, flared and rubbery.
The longer I study it,
the more I discover it
is so much more than
what a Midwesterner
would call seaweed.


          Stranded
          on the sand.
                                          Noticed 
                                          by no one.
                                                                      Noticed
                                                                      by one.







Photo Location:

Pacific Grove,  (Pacific Grove)  California