Monday, July 20, 2009

before sunset drowns me 

a rugged beach 
sipping the lake, 

a final blast 
of color 
rounded the shore, 

my feet darkened 
gray upon 
driftwood and stones; 

let me leave 
before sunset 
drowns me 

with sounds 
of water, night, 
and seagulls 

sounding an 

Poem © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo of Lake Ontario , Greece, NY  taken by R. Baker, July 17, 2009. 

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