Autumn on the Cape

A sand dune got into quite a little

squabble with a clump of beach grass

over which way was home

but the snowy plovers

skittering along the tide line

or darting in the air together

knew nothing of this passionate contention

or if they did, they did not discuss it

with one another or with the old

beach house all boarded up.

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