The Beach


Afternoon on a November day.
A solitary walk.
The chatter of seagulls
bemoaning their meager natural diet
after the summer’s largess
of stolen sandwiches and French fries.
The rhythmic ebb and flow
of the incoming tide.
The shower of seaweed left in place.
Grooming the stuff of summer and tourists.
Footprints in the sand made by sneaker-clad feet.
The barefoot toes-in-the-sand days of summer
have passed into memory. 
Replaced by the beauty and simplicity
of a quiet beach.  


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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2 Responses to The Beach

  1. Beautiful! I love walking on the beach in winter.

  2. Nice!!
    Can you check out my blog too

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