The sand

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The sand

Part 27 of the 45-part series called "moon photos"

It’s small & granular. Sometimes, when super-
heated, it turns to glass, the beach a necklace.
What’s the difference between a boulder & a grain
of sand, besides, maybe scale? Like the difference
between a second & an hour, or between your life
& mine, or, for that matter, a good poem &
whatever this drek is? I started this series with
the best of intentions & bubblegum. I’ve run out of both.
— What about the gulf between the desert
and the beach? I’ve only ever lived
in the desert. The ocean keeps its own secrets
with the silent shore, without any input from me.