Honestly, the Jersey Shore

A temporary sand
sifter, he defies
easy profiles. A man who seeks

to clear away the grains
of disaster. But he will ride a hybrid
bus to the shoreline

to begin to give
away what he knows
on his own

timeline. He will become
blasted clean.

Snow Globe Shaken

If I don’t break
it en route home,
this mason jar
could become the first
glass image
I transform without
getting sand
in my eyes.

Another Small Stone Not Used for Counting

No perforation in a bird safe
building. I will smash

against glass if
I’m too absorbed in calculated

thought to see what barricades me
from you. It’s a long way

from our footprints
in the sand.